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March 14, 2014 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Starches to Keep In and Out of Your Cupboards

Starches are “comfort foods” that we all tend to want and even crave. Some are great for you while others are bad for you. Here are the lists of both to guide you to better health.


Good Starches

Any form of beans, peas, or lentilsacorn squash

Any form of winter squash – butternut, acorn, kabocha, pumpkin, etc.

Any intact whole grains – quinoa, brown rice, barley, bulgur, oatmeal, etc.

100% whole wheat pasta or multigrain pasta

Root vegetables – sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, etc.


Bad Starches

White potatoeswhite bread 1

White rice

Any form of flour-based starches – breads, rolls, biscuits, etc.

Regular/standard pasta