List of non-starchy vegetables.

Richknowbody
By Richknowbody Latest Reply 2011-08-24 20:27:43 -0500
Started 2011-08-17 10:56:24 -0500

I mentioned a list of Vegetables the Dietitian whose class I attended, gave me a list of 30 vegetables I could eat unlimited quantity of. People asked me to list it, and I couldn't find it.

This looks like the same list she gave me, but I have not found it yet. I will just have to ask her for another copy.

It was a small book really, and it gave different foods and the quantities you can eat them in. These vegetables were listed in the unlimited quantity. I hate being hungry after I eat, so I loved seeing that.

Amaranth or Chinese spinach
Artichoke
Artichoke hearts
Asparagus
Baby corn
Bamboo shoots
Beans (green, wax, Italian)
Bean sprouts
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage (green, bok choy, Chinese)
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chayote
Coleslaw (packaged, no dressing)
Cucumber
Daikon
Eggplant
Greens (collard, kale, mustard, turnip)
Hearts of palm
Jicama
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Pea pods
Peppers
Radishes
Rutabaga
Salad greens (chicory, endive, escarole, lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula, radicchio, watercress)
Sprouts
Squash (cushaw, summer, crookneck, zucchini)
Sugar snap peas
Swiss chard
Tomato
Turnips
Water chestnuts
Yard-long beans

Fellow diabetic, Rich


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kitkat1955
kitkat1955 2011-08-17 11:12:10 -0500 Report

Nice to see this list! Wow…that's a long list of unlimited food items! =)
I was surprised by a few, however. Carrots have quite a few carbs, so I wouldn't be able to eat unlimited amounts. Same with sugar snap peas…love them, but they affect my BG readings if I eat too much. And Jicama…that was a surprise. It's delicious in salads, but I always thought it was rather starchy. I'll have to check that out!

Thanks again for this list. I'm sure it will help lots of folks!

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-17 11:22:06 -0500 Report

The word "unlimited" sure sounds nice. But you still have to be moderate.
I have used the list and had my blood sugar still become elevated.
One time I did test it and I think I ate a whole Cauliflower and my blood sugar went up slightly, with out insulin.

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