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by Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder

It’s good to curb, but not completely eliminate, carbohydrates from your diet. Simple carbohydrates may taste great when you’re craving them, but complex carbohydrates give you a longer energy boost and are healthier for you if you want to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence or metastasis Tubers are generally complex carbohydrates. That said, not all tubers are created equally. If the potato doesn’t have a waxy skin it’s generally better to leave it at the store. Potatoes with waxy skins tend to be much lower on the glycemic index than other potatoes (with the exception of sweet potatoes). Anything lower on the glycemic index has a much lower risk of being a potential carcinogen. While no potatoes directly cause cancer (that I’m aware ore), regular potatoes can cause a sharp rise n blood sugar, which in turn makes it harder to lose weight or keep it off. Being overweight CAN be a risk for breast cancer to return or metastasize. Also be cautious about beets. You can see my beet post here. While beets have health benefits, they can also have some risks. This recipe is for any tuber you want to incorporate. So you don’t have to use beets if you’d rather not. Roasted and baked are always better than fried for anything, and if you roast these tubers long enough they can almost taste like veggie fries or chips – – but they’re much healthier! 

                                                                                             Ingredients

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – – enough to protect your baking dish/pan (or you can use a silpat).  
 – Also incorporate about 1/4 to 1/3 cup in a container large enough for your tuber slices.
 salt, pepper, turmeric and rosemary to taste  (turmeric should always be paired with pepper in order for your body to be able to absorb it and get the ant- cancer benefits)
Enough tubers, of any kind to cover a baking dish or pan when sliced:
I strongly recommend sweet potatoes.  Other potatoes you could incorporate include any with a waxy skin. You can slice up carrot &/or parsnips too!  Beets taste great in this recipe as well, but be cautious (see my post here)

Instructions 

1) Preheat oven to 375.

2) Slice all tubers.

3) Place sliced tubers in lidded container, and drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Add salt, pepper, turmeric, and rosemary to taste. Put a lid on the container and shake vigorously – – enough to coat the tubers with the olive oil and seasonings. 

2) Spread tubers in a 9×12 baking dish or baking pan. 

3) Place tubers in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes. Check on them. If they’re not cooked through add another 15 minutes. Continue to do this until you find that they are cooked through or to your desired crispiness (this may vary).

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