I need to avoid potatoes due to my diabetes and my blood-type diet. Potatoes are not recommended for me. So I've been searching for an alternative. I thought about this the other day when craving some comfort food. I didn't have a lot of food in but I did have some cans of Pinto beans. Here's how I made this tasty mash:
I have been wondering how else I could make other variations. I thought I could add some fried onions to the mash. One idea I had was to mix in some mozzarella cheese (any cheese in fact would suit) for the last minute of cooking. Perhaps experiment with different herbs and/or spices. Suggestions would be welcomed!
Just a wee word of warning: Beans are very good for your heart and full of protein too, but they do make you a little gassy! :D
Source: I thought of this myself.
I did a quick check at the USDA Food Database. It looks like beans have even more carbs than potatoes but they also have more protein and fiber and they supply a ton of calcium.
I always increase my bean and green veggie intake when I'm trying to lose weight.