What's the healthiest base food?

Usually when I cook something it always includes one of these called "bases"
*potatoes
*rice
*pasta
*buckwheat
I usually avoid cooking pasta because it seems to me that it's the most unhealthiest. What's your input on this? Maybe you can enlighten me with some of your "bases"?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, depends on whatever the frick fermentable carbs do I guess.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.

      AMAZON HAS IT

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.
        I have literally purchased buckwheat in a store in the USA more than 10 times.

        [...]
        These people who got trolled by [...] are right. Kudos!

        Yeah they do. At least here in the NY metro. It's getting ridiculously expensive though.

        Maybe I meant barley.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm on to you.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah you can get barley pretty easily too, it's usually where the dry rice and beans are and it's not much money.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >go to supermarket
            >head to rice & beans section
            >no barley
            >no buckwheat
            >nah, you can get it pretty easily

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm in a major metro. Maybe they're less common out in the country?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The barley is next to the dried beans and rice and the buckwheat is next to the flour

                >my rural Walmart doesn't have an entire Bob's Red Mill aisle.

                wtf would they not have grains & wheats in literally flyover farmland?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They only grow dent corn and it's all used for animal feed and fuel additives.
                Srsly though buckwheat in particular is not common in my part of the US, though I live in a city so it's readily available at ethnic grocers and any bourgeois store with an organic/whole/yuppie section.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was saying they definitely do carry it he's just looking in the wrong places
                Unless it's like a Super Target but I'll be they still have barley but probably not buckwheat

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The barley is next to the dried beans and rice and the buckwheat is next to the flour

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >my rural Walmart doesn't have an entire Bob's Red Mill aisle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.
      I have literally purchased buckwheat in a store in the USA more than 10 times.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.

        AMAZON HAS IT

        These people who got trolled by

        They don't sell buckwheat in the US, so it's probably that.

        are right. Kudos!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah they do. At least here in the NY metro. It's getting ridiculously expensive though.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you do, fellow poor person? You don't need to base every meal on cheap carbohydrates, in spite of how your parents raised you. I know it's hard to break such deeply ingrained habits, but I believe in you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have no clue how to cook anything without one of the bases listed below

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can start by replacing half the carbs with green vegetables, and work from there. Or ask the ketards about their stupid bullshit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          green vegetables with minced meat sauce doesn't sound quite appetizing but you might be onto something

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have to go nuts. Just reduce the starchy portion of your meal. You can replace it with equivalent calories of fat and protein, or with green vegetables to reduce calories. Cutting carbs entirely is for fad diets and eskimos.
            If you were going to have a rice bowl, for example, put a shitload of sauteed spinach in your bowl, and half the rice you were going to eat.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I might just do that anon. thanks for the advice

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Buy chicken
        >Remove skin
        >Save skin
        >Cut the Legs
        >Cut the wings
        >Cut the tip of the wings
        >Throw them to the garbage
        >Snap the wings in half
        >Cut in 2
        >Cut around the tip of the leg
        *Lay flat pressing with your hand and cut along the side
        >Cut around the bone
        >Save meat and bone
        >Grab the rest of the chicken, lay with the breasts on top
        >Cut along the middle of the breast
        >From the end cut the breast along the bone
        >Turn it around and finish removing the breast meat, you may have to snap a bone that's between the breasts
        >Do the same with the other breast
        >Snap both things from the carcass
        >Cut them out if the carcass
        >Cut rest of the carcass away
        >Bake the bones or not, it's optional
        >In a pot of at least three litters add the bones and fill with water
        >You may also add vegetables or trimmings if you want
        >Bring to a simmer and try to avoid letting it boil
        >Let boil for at least three hours
        >Keep a kettle with water and add gradually if the amount of water gets low enough it's no longer covering the bones
        You made stock, stock is the base of soups and stews, you know you made proper stock if it turns to jello in the fridge
        You can make a simple soup by Baking onion, carrot, garlic and either pumpkin or squash then boiling and blending it with stock and water and seasoning it with pepper, cumin and paprika
        You can make beef stew by browning beef then sauteing carrot, onion and celery, adding back the beef, adding tomato extract and thyme, dark beer and stock and letting it simmer for two hours Keep in mind you also need sugar because dark beer is too bitter
        The chicken breasts can be baked and added to a salad
        You can also buy tortillas and fill them with chicken and vegetables and add some dressing for a light lunch

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          them to the garbage
          Wingtips are made for stock, my brother in christ.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Add something that's 90% fat to your stock

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think you forgot a decimal point, because wingtips are mostly skin and bones. That's flavor and collagen, baby. Like feet.
              Plus, you can reserve the rendered fat for cooking.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can cut zucchini into wedged, cube a large onion and slice carrots and peppers and cut the thighs into bite size strips, using a wok or large pan first cook the chicken then remove and add the vegetables then minced garlic and ginger then add wok sauce
          A simple wok sauce would be 1/4 cup of stock, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, either oyster sauce or hoisin sauce, about 2 or 3 teaspoons, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
          As for the chicken skin slowly render the fat out of it over low, it's a slow process and you will need to flip the skin every once in a while to avoid it burning and ruining the flavor
          Chicken fat is a healthy alternative to cooking oil, it also can reach higher temperatures without producing smoke and it packs a lot of flavor so it's great for woks

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Zucchini? don't have that
            Wok? Nah
            oyster or housing sauce? what in the enchantment table
            sesame oil? nope

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              homie you can buy zucchini at the grocery store, anyways you can use broccoli or cucumber instead
              As for the rest just go to the Asian market once, a bottle of each should last you 4 to 5 months

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People are really out here still eating like medieval peasants. Hell, even medieval peasants ate a lot of meat and dairy to stay strong, contrary to popular belief.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh I eat meat and dairy too. You would be blown away from my minced meat sauce with buckwheat topped with dill and green onion, with a side of home marinated pickles, a slice or two of buttered up rye bread and some kefir to wash it all down

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Slavic hands typed this.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they did indeed, with some unregulated under the counter cigarettes between my teeth and a pack of sunflower seeds in my hand.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Got any chechil?
              What should I buy from the slav grocery store?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i would go with rye bread and pelmeni, maybe a beer, and if you buy the beer take some dried fish/squid snacks along with it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh shit I have a bag of pelmeni in the freezer. Do I get a red star?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you get a stripe, 2 more and you're a certified gopnik

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >be amerilarp
      >larp as a rich person
      You are not rich. Stop larping.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brown rice, pot barley, buckwheat are all good. Oats would be best but they leech too much fibre to be widely used.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate pot barley, my school lunches had them in every soup, it looks like cereal but the texture is like eating an eyeball

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Potato
    Healthiest base if you eat the skin. Its a vegetable, has more micros than grains do. Nutritionally complete enough to subsist on indefinitely.

    You can substitute it for Yams, Sweet Potatoes, or Rutabaga to change things up and get different micro nutrients.

    >Rice
    Choose brown rice where you can. White rice is fine but you have to make sure you get your micros somewhere.

    A good alternative is Quinoa, which has way more protein and works well as a replacement for a side of steamed rice, or for pilaf.

    >Pasta
    Its bad for you. White flour spikes blood sugar. Thats not a good thing. Have it as a treat.

    In general, avoid white flour as the primary carb. For bread, go with a light rye. Rye helps lower the glycemic index of wheat bread. Flax and other seeds are good add ins as well. If baking at home, try 25% Rye, 25% Whole Wheat. 59% Bread Flour for a much healthier product, and use add ins.

    >Buckwheat
    Pretty good. Higher protein content is nice, as is lower glycemic index. Better than White Rice for sure. A good alternative to change things up is Barley, which has more fiber but less protein.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you eat the skin you say... Can you eat the skin of any potatoes because I remember my mom saying something about the fact that you can eat the skin of "new" potatoes. she didn't go more indepth and I didn't really ask.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Potatoes are in the same family as tomatoes and several other common vegetables, and the green parts of those plants are often toxic. The tubers (potatoes) and fruits (tomatoes) are perfectly safe.
        However, the "eyes" of potatoes are sprouts, and contain more of the toxin, so don't eat those. If the potatoes are exposed to light they'll turn green, which is safe chlorophyll, but that can also go along with toxin production. So maybe don't eat the skin if it's turned green. Otherwise, eat it. It's nutritious.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All true, and good job answering OP's question directly. White rice and pasta in particular are tantamount to eating straight sucrose. They are also, unfortunately, delicious, so you'll have to pry them from my cold dead nerve-damaged diabetic hands.
      That's why I recommend simply eating less of those things, and combining them with lean protein and healthy fats to reduce the blood sugar impact.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        then if white rice is so unhealthy why is it that in many body building circles and such people say "eat white rice and boiled chicken and drink only water"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >boiled chicken
          You answered your own question. It's because they're food-lazy and eating for fuel, and offsetting the rice with shitloads of lean protein.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >109%

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Typo sadly. 9 and 0 are next to each other.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not everyone can get used to the taste but you can try out whole wheat pasta or protein pasta. I got used to it quickly fwiw.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't stand it personally. I just have pasta twice a month tops instead.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >most unhealthiest
    *Least healthy

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I had to make an uneducated guess I'd say lentils, quinoa, and oats

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are no healthy foods. Lemme say that again for you: There ARE NO healthy foods. There are only healthy eating habits. Let go of the idea that an individual food can be "good for you" or "bad for you" and embrace the idea that eating habits and other lifestyle patterns determine whether you'll be healthy or unhealthy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are you telling me that cabbage, lettuce and broccoli isn't healthy? what about a cucumber or maybe a homegrown raw chicken egg, I heard it has every vitamin for the body

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, I am telling you that. Foods are neither healthy nor unhealthy. It's HOW you eat more than WHAT you eat that determines your health.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BEEF. none of what you listed is human food. stop eating like a slave.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really like bulgar as a base.
    Usually I'll make it with some stock powder like vegeta in there. Minced Turkey with some chopped vegetables, stir fried and tossed over the bulgar.
    I'll prep a few boxes like that for when I'm tired.

    I think the healthiest one I've ever had was pic rel, toasted oat noodles, more or less.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m a big fan of quinoa as a base, soaked and pressure cooked it has a nice mild taste and it’s gets a nice thick almost gelatinous consistency.

    Also organic taters and oats.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You forgot oats

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pasta is good. People who claim pasta is unhealthy then shill rice/brown rice/brown pasta are morons. Pasta is relatively tough to digest because of it's shape, gluten, and long starch chains. It doesn't fit into the stomach sphincter and it takes a while to get it into a paste consistency to push it through into small intestine where digestion happens. Rice is by far the shittiest starch - unless you need tons of kcal for work/sport, then it's good, it's the easiest and fastest to digest, doesn't matter white or brown. Brown pasta actually digests faster than regular durum because it has less gluten. The fiber isn't enough to offset that.

    OP if you focus on high starch high protein high vegetable meals you'll be healthy, slim and full of energy. If you carry some fat on you you don't need it in the diet, body just keeps a stable fat level in blood and if it goes below it will use your bodyfat. Once you get skinny you'll start needing fat in diet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *absorption, not digestion, in small intestine. Of course.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I remember reading stuff about pasta acting like fiber because it can't be digested, it's the concept of resistant starch

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the healthiest base food?
    Beef and/or eggs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >*dies from heart attack*

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't call it a base, I'd say those are filler.
    Carbs are just extra energy, especially stuff like rice or wheat, potatoes at least have some extra nutrition and I'd argue are more filling.
    If you're eating rice or wheat, I'd say go for brown rice or whole wheat so you're at least getting fiber, pasta I only eat if I make it fresh, it's really good fresh.
    Potatoes are the healthiest filler carb imo, they're also the tastiest on their own and also the most versatile. Rice I'd argue is the worst.

    Although I'd prefer to use a nice leafy green as a "base" especially as I'm trying to lose weight and carbs are just extra calories.

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