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Ten Awesome Carbs

Here are ten delicious, natural, smart carbohydrates we enjoy at the Sisson household. For comparison, I’ve included unhealthy but popular items that I think these smarter choices can replace. The flavor and texture components aren’t a perfect match by any stretch, but I think there’s enough similarity that you’ll find it painless to switch to the healthier selections.

10. Baked, buttered, and salted acorn squash instead of french fries

9. Butternut squash instead of spaghetti

This is Mindgraph’s Flickr Photo CC [7]

8. Sweet potatoes instead of potatoes (amazingly, a much lower impact on blood sugar)

7. Grilled eggplant instead of breaded chicken

This is Moria’s Flickr Photo CC [8]

6. Portabello mushrooms with soy sauce instead of hamburgers

5. Raw heart of palm instead of fried mozzarella sticks

This is Lana Stewart’s Flickr Photo CC [9]

4. Tempeh with chili sauce instead of white rice with jug “teriyaki sauce”

3. Green peas with shredded parmesan and olive oil instead of macaroni ‘n cheese

This is Himachal’s Flickr Photo [10]

2. Artichoke hearts baked with a bit of cheddar instead of fried chicken nuggets

1. Caprese salad instead of pizza

This is Avlxyz’s Flickr Photo CC [11]

Further Reading:

My Carb Pyramid [12]

More Top Ten Health Posts [13]

Carbs Are Not the Devil [14]

What are your favorite healthy alternatives to refined carbohydrates?

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