Like most root vegetables, white potatoes and sweet potatoes are too starchy (too high in carbohydrates) to be diabetic-friendly.
The image above shows “French fries” made with jicama. Here are some recipes:
Golden Jicama Fries
Low Carb French Fries with Jicama
And, yes, I’ve made jicama fries. I think they are even more delicious than sweet potato fries!
For more ideas for alternatives to starchy vegetables, please see this section:
Potatoes and Diabetes: Can You Eat Them?
Starch and Root Vegetables and Diabetes
- Bitter Melon
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cabbage & Sauerkraut
- Celery & Celeriac
- Eggplant (aubergine)
- Green Beans & Wax Beans
- Spaghetti Squash
- Squash Blossoms
- Vegetable Combinations
- Zucchini & Yellow Squash