I have to tell you about my new favorite vegetable.
Well, second favorite (after broccoli) 😉
Swede / Rutabaga
It’s great for fries, even better than celeriac. I reckon it’s the closest you’re going to get to regular fries while low-carbing.
The last few days I have been saving 10 grams of carbs for my pre-workout meal and having 200 grams of swede in fry form. I have it with a slab of steak, mmmm.
Check it out!
Nutritional Value of Swede / Rutabaga (100 grams)
Protein – 1 gram
Net Carbohydrate – 5 grams
Fat – 0.3 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Calories – 26
Why not give it a go?
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Hmm…looks kinda tasty cooked up on the plate. Do you cook them just like potatoes? I think I’ll give them a shot.
They are also called Swedish Turnips, if you have trouble finding them in your local market or grocery store.
yum, that looks good
Yes, just like potatoes Jimmy.
These are great, and are a good and inexpensive way to get your daily testosterone-boosting serving of brassicas.
Beware though, like all brassica vegetables, there is a tendency for gassiness and abdominal bloating to occur while digesting the thing.
The solution for this is to eat it with fennel, or to sprinkle crushed fresh fennel seed over the vegetable before eating. I do both.
I understand that increasing digestive juices also helps decrease gassiness, and lemon juice helps with that, aparrently increasing digestive juice production.
My favorite meal including the swede is as follows:
I cut up a peeled swede/rutabaga and put it in a covered dish with a little water, and microwave it for about 5 minutes. Then I serve it with a little lemon juice and crushed fennel seed, and a quartered fennel bulb cooked the same way.
I usually add a slab of lightly pan fried kangaroo steak, and put it with some unsweetened tomato sauce.
You can add a little salt and butter to the vegetables for flavour if you like, but the lemon juice counteracts the need for salt. Kangaroo is very low in fat so I figure I can afford to add a little butter to my vegetables.
In any case, the natural flavours of these vegetables is marvellous.
I make this meal in about 10 minutes. It is fantastic nutritionally, costs very little, and tastes wonderful.
And yes, no gas 😉
By the way, I don’t eat a whole rutabaga and quartered fennel bulb in a single sitting! The vegetables made this way are good to feed a couple of people, or for a couple of meals.
It just occurred to me, I may try these ingredients sliced thin and folded into an eggwhite omlet – next time instead of reheating them. That would be awesome.
I shut up now.
thanks mark ill try these
Tried these today for the first time, add a bit of salt and vineger and they taste great as I’m on a carb day I’ll definatly have alot more later.