Made the Decision to Avoid Nightshade Vegetables? So Now What Do You Do?

If you have made the decision to eliminate nightshade vegetables from your diet, it isn’t always easy finding replacements. For some of us, it is really hard to give up a food we enjoy eating so much.

Here Are Some Quick Tips

  • Replace Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes or Yams
  • Exchange Hot Pepper with Black and White Pepper Flakes
  • Replace Eggplant with Avocado
  • Nomato is a product I found that contains no tomatoes.

Try their marinara-style sauce and ketchup. They are a good alternative to tomato based products. You can find their products online at Be wary of their barbecue sauce. It has traces of night shades in the product.

*As always read the labels on any products! Potatoes seem to be one of the worst nightshades for promoting inflammation in the body.

A great alternative to French fries is my home style sweet potato fries. I made them today. Here’s how I made them.

Home Style Sweet Potato Fries

First, I scrub three sweet potatoes. Then I boil them until they are firm, but soft enough to cut. I slice the sweet potatoes.

Next I thinly slice one large onion. I pour 1 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil into my large skillet and warm it at a medium heat. I add the sliced onion to my skillet. I like to use a spatula so I can flip the onions and continue to let them cook for 3-4 minutes.

After 3-4 minutes I remove the onions from the skillet and place them in a glass bowl. Then I add 1 more TBSP of extra virgin olive oil to my skillet. I let it warm up before adding the sweet potatoes.

As I add the sweet potatoes, I am careful not to stack them on each other. I have found a single layer cooks best. I let them brown and then flip them with my spatula.

I give them another 2 minutes and then combine the onions from the glass bowl into the skillet to finish cooking. As I stir them together I add several dashes of Himalayan pink sea salt and black pepper corn.

These home style sweet potato fries are awesome with meat or fish. I like to serve them warm. Sometimes I make a big batch. They are easy to freeze and pull out for a quick side.

This yields 6 servings

Macronutrient Breakdown Per Serving

  • 109 calories
  • 1 gram of protein
  • 16 grams of carbs

Recipe Notes

If you are in a hurry you can microwave the sweet potatoes.



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