SPAGHETTI SQUASH! My FAVORITE thing to do is roast the spaghetti squash, and then in a large pan fry onions, garlic, and then add boiled chopped roma tomatoes (optional - to more easily remove the skins - they freak me out a little) and add some dried or fresh basil towards the end. Season with salt and pepper and then scoop out the squash and add it to the mix. Good lord I want it now.
It won't help your carbs, but celery's one of my staples. Its good plain, or with dips, or nut butters, or tuna salad, or cooked in soups or stirfrys. For more carb dense veggies I love sweet potatoes and avacados.
If I were still riding 100+ miles a week I would certainly up the carbs, but I am not. I backed off a bit on the riding to balance everything out. I love to ride, but I also love the benefits from the training. While I am riding a bit less, I am a lot stronger on the bike when I do.
I've also been exploring which veggies are highest in calcium. I am currently in a dairy elimination experiment and am trying to figure out how best to get my calcium. I did just learn how to make bone broth as a way to address this.
I appreciate all of the great ideas here!
I only recently discovered sweet potato! I had never had it before until a few months ago when my friend cooked his girlfriend some and I had a few.
I have just learnt all the things you can do with Cauliflower
That is now my staple.
Last night Mediterranean Veggies with Cauliflower rice, Goats cheese a touch of honey.
Probably one of the nicest things I have ever eaten
potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, plaintains, white rice, squashes, etc... and fruit