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    I try and avoid root veggies, winter squashes and beans but there are some veg out there that have surprisingly high carbs!


    Onions! What the heck, I LOVE onions!


    Any other surprise carby veggies out there I should be made aware of?

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    I'm similar, Tara. I consume beans not at all, sweet potatoes and winter squash only rarely (once a month or less), carrots in moderation (once or twice a week), and onions frequently (daily). You can't part me from my onions. You cannot!

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      Taken from > lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatveg.htm


      Starchy (High Carb) Vegetables

      The main veggies to be avoided when reducing carbohydrates are the starchier vegetables:


      * Beets

      * Carrots on some diets, but they aren't as high as others in this group

      * Corn

      * Parsnips

      * Peas

      * Plantains

      * Potatoes in all forms

      * Winter Squashes (particularly acorn and butternut)

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        +1 on onions. I use onions in my cooking daily I eat mostly salad greens, bell peppers, lots of brassica and veggies I find at the Indian store (gourds, baby eggplants etc).

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          beets

          love 'em

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            Onions and garlic are just fantastic!! I can't imagine life without them!


            I happen to be addicted to broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.


            Unfortunately I ADORE sweet potatoes, love love love. Love. These I avoid nowadays and walk past them quickly at the grocery. Every very rarely I will buy one and cut it up small julienne and roast them like french fries in the oven. But I haven't done that in probably 4 months now? Even before I started PB.

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              WOW. I eat all of them, but in moderation. I rarely go over 50-75 g of carbs a day, and I don't try to limit it or anything like that.


              By the way, is corn really a veggie? I think not.

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                CC6 -


                Well... you and I may not think corn is a veggie, but I bet 99% of all CW people do.


                And...beets...ew.

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                  potatoes and beans


                  i regularly eat weekly:

                  -lil kabocha

                  -turnips

                  -red/green cabbage

                  -spinach,kale,romaine

                  -turnips, parsnips & carrots in moderation

                  -beet, celariac

                  -mushrooms galore (particularly oyster and portabella)

                  -broccoli/cauliflower


                  i LOVE veggies...seriously

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                    Veggies I eat are all green. Except onions, tomatoes, and any variation of peppers (bell, jalapeño, habanero)


                    I go out of my way and/or use heavy moderation with carrots, any type of potatoes, corn, etc..

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                      I use tons of onions as well. I do try to restrict the root veggies to occasional use. Tubers to very rarely.

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                        In an attempt to eat local, organic during the great Canadian winter without summer prep I am eating many of the starchy veggies mentioned (carrots, parsnips, potatoes, winter squashes, onions, turnips, celeriac)but in moderation plus greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, cabbages and mushrooms. And non-local veggies including spinach, kale, broccoli and cauliflower.


                        I can usually keep carbs low by balancing my quantities and daily foods.


                        Made my first kale chips last night and they were yummy and easy to eat.

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                          I eat carrots and onions in small amounts - they're tasty and have some useful nutrients, don't see the point in avoiding them because of a few carbs.


                          From the list: corn's a grain, peas are legumes, potatoes are tubers (are legumes and tubers subcategories of vegetable? I don't know).

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                            I don't worry about carbs from veggies at all.

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                              To add to that list, tomatoes are a fruit

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