Okay, moving on - so if carbs are important, what kind of carbs do you want to have more of in your diet?
While there's no harm in the occasional bowl of Frosted Flakes, there are definitely some carbs that you want more of in your diet. There are differences between different types of carbs.
Carbs to emphasize in your diet include:
* Whole grains like oats, quinoa, whole wheat, millet, brown rice, etc.
* Starchy vegetables (potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, winter squash, etc.)
For ideas of some ways to enjoy those healthy carbs, here are a few healthy carb-centric recipes to check out!
Sally's 30 Minute Soft Pretzels
Made with a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour, these are a great snack (or side to a soup lunch)! I'm really not much of a hard pretzel fan, but soft ones are delicious.
Melissa's Baked Sweet Potato Fries (V)
They're not vegan if you top them with parmesan (as pictured) but if you leave that off, they are! This is probably one of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes, though it's even better with nut butter (instead of ketchup) as the dip...
Kelly's Ancient Grains Granola Cups
I love granola in pretty much any form, so I have a hard time imagining not loving these. They're also much more convenient than loose granola if you need a quick breakfast on the go!
Marion's Spelt & Rye Bread (V)
Wow. Does that look amazing, or what? I like to consider myself the queen of bread in my house and so I *need* to try this recipe next weekend - don't let me forget!!
How has your definition of fit changed over the years?
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Have you ever demonized carbs?