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How many times a week are potatoes in your evening meal?

post #1 of 46
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How many times a week are potatoes in your evening meal?
post #2 of 46
Once or less.
post #3 of 46
Maybe once or twice. More often in the winter when I tend to make big pots of vegetable soups/stews that contain a few potatoes (we might eat a big pot of soup for a few days).

ETA: We have a good friend who grows all sorts of fancy organic potatoes in his huge garden every year. He always gives us tons of them and when that time of year rolls around we eat them more often- little baby fingerlings roasted with olive oil, herbs, and garlic...yum!
post #4 of 46
None!! Two of my kids are intolerant of white potatoes. We use sweet potatoes at least once a week. But we do rice 2-3 times a week.
post #5 of 46
It varies. We eat them more often in the winter. One of my children loves potaotes like nothing else so I often make enough one night for her to have with whatever else we are eating a couple of other nights in the week.
post #6 of 46
maybe twice a week. we get some really yummy ones from our produce delivery, all different colors and types. my husband prefers rice, so we have that more often.
post #7 of 46
For most of the year, not at all. When I do buy them (three or four times times a year) we tend to eat the whole bag (or two if they were B1G1) within the space of a couple of weeks, so in that case it's probably 4 or more times per week.
post #8 of 46
We rarely get potatoes, and when I do, I forget I have them. I vote, for once in a great while.
post #9 of 46
Maybe twice a month. One week baked, couple weeks later fried up with veggies.
post #10 of 46
Alot! I can get them free or for really cheap and my kids love them so we eat them alot. I'd say at least 4 times a week.
post #11 of 46
I can't remember the last time I purchased a potato or potato product.

Soooo, never. There is no real reason that we avoid them, I just don't buy them. Left over from dieting my whole life, I guess.
post #12 of 46
Maybe twice a week.
post #13 of 46
Depends on the week and if my favorite tiny red's are cheap. Last week...none. This week...they are on the menu 3 times and I'll be adding them to my veggie meal one extra time.
post #14 of 46
I like them, but I also forget I have them. Also Sprogly doesn't go for them. So, not often.
post #15 of 46
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wow really? I thought they were in dinners everyday for most families, like the typical potatoes, meat, vegetables and gravy dinners! So what do you usually have instead of potatoes?
post #16 of 46
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wow really? I thought they were in dinners everyday for most families, like the typical potatoes, meat, vegetables and gravy dinners! So what do you usually have instead of potatoes?
Rice. Pasta. Bread (pizza). Plus veggies, of course, and sometimes meat/eggs/beans/what have you.
post #17 of 46
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wow really? I thought they were in dinners everyday for most families, like the typical potatoes, meat, vegetables and gravy dinners! So what do you usually have instead of potatoes?
We don't do typical meat/potato/veg dinners! I do love potatoes though, and we probably have them an average of three dinners a week.
post #18 of 46
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wow really? I thought they were in dinners everyday for most families, like the typical potatoes, meat, vegetables and gravy dinners! So what do you usually have instead of potatoes?
We just don't. Typical dinners for us are things like:

-grilled salmon, sesame noodles, broccoli
-veggie burgers and a big salad
-burritos with salad and some rice
-chili with cornbread
-soup and a sandwich

We still eat potatoes though too. Sometimes we'll make some fries to go alon with the veggie burgers and salad, tomorrow night we're going to have leftover chili on top of baked potatoes, once a week or so I like to roast a chicken and will usually toss some carrots and potatoes into the pan...we still eat them, just not every night. Most of our meals just aren't of the meat/potatoes variety.
post #19 of 46
I go through spurts. Some weeks we'll have them everyday, some not at all. I love potatoes, though. :
post #20 of 46
they have a really high glycemic index, but we do eat them some. I'd say once every week or two. if we get them in the CSA box then more often.
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