No More Spuds For Me (for now)

That’s right, I’m laying off the mighty potato for a while. Why? Because for the past month or so I’ve been eating loads of chips and mash at every meal; big, heavy, winter comfort foods that are very filling but which are not the most nutritious thing to be having all the time.

my old chip pan

The result of all this is my ‘digestion’ has been a little haphazard lately, plus I’ve ended up a wee bit anemic because of the lack of variety, and iron. For iron you need greens, beans, veg, lentils and tofu. There is iron in potatoes, but it’s mostly in the skin. Also, there’s something in potatoes, and spinach, that actually binds with the iron in your food and makes it difficult for you body to absorb it. I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s worth bearing in mind. If I find out I’ll add a comment later.

So, for the month of February I’m going potato free. I guess it’ll mean lots of curries, a bit of pasta, some stir fries, plus whatever else hot I can come up with. Can’t quite contemplate salads yet, what with this cold snap we’re having. Should be the perfect opportunity to try a few new ideas, plus dig out the old cook books and see what treasure they contain. Keep an eye out for upcoming results.

Also, there’s something else I’m going to try and do for the month of February, but I can’t tell you about that until after. It’s a secret. 😉