After reading this article this weekend over at domestic sensualist, I began to really think about the good old potato. Years ago when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with diabetes, we jumped on the Atkins diet craze when she did. We began to look more intricately into the carbs we ate. I guess it was out of that habit that to this day we dramatically limit the potatoes that we eat.
Fast forward 15 years and we begin this grand homestead and garden adventure. Low and behold, potatoes are one of those crops that grow abundantly and will store in the root cellar fantastically. We have done well growing and storing, but haven’t kept up on eating them as well as I think we should. It all goes back to that low carb time.
Aren’t potatoes one of the perfect foods? I went in search of information this evening and am a little disheartened. Most information is put out there by either the potato growers, or the authors of diet books. Simple or complex carbohydrate, pish posh, let’s talk about the glycemic index. Sheesh!! Do any of you have the answer to this question?
Maybe it is best to take the everything in moderation approach…and preparation is the most important part. After all, I minimally process everything that I harvest. Honestly, I am just trying to make healthy choices for my family and don’t want to feel guilty growing and stocking potatoes. Thoughts??
End Rant :)