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