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Aibu to think that serving potatoes at all with salmon en croute is just unnecessary carbohydrates

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halvedfees Tue 23-Feb-21 09:27:19

Further to the thread on boiled potatoes, from what I could glean not one person pointed out that you are serving carbohydrates with what should be already an ample portion of carbohydrates in the pastry. We have salmon en croute with extra green veg to fill everyone up. Is it just me or do people not get what a healthy portion (especially carbohydrates) actually is? Don't get me started on garlic bread being served with pasta.......🤬

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MaybeWeShouldGoToEastbourne Tue 23-Feb-21 09:29:51

You eat carbs? shock

lughnasadh Tue 23-Feb-21 09:30:16

Food issues at your place, huh?

Twinkie01 Tue 23-Feb-21 09:30:49

It's nuts. Pizza and garlic bread, pizza and chips, pasta and chips, pie and chips.

MildredPuppy Tue 23-Feb-21 09:31:04

Well yes it is two servings of carbs.

Perhaps they eat clear chicken broth and a boiled egg for their other meals.

2021WillBeMyBitch Tue 23-Feb-21 09:31:28

What about garlic bread being served with lasagne AND chips?

Yum 😋

Shantotto Tue 23-Feb-21 09:31:31

Ooh yay a competitive under-eating thread!

SmidgenofaPigeon Tue 23-Feb-21 09:31:51

Oh bore off. You sound well joyless.

Don’t you ever have crisps with sandwiches? Yorkshire’s with roast potatoes confused

Potterythrowdown Tue 23-Feb-21 09:31:59

Quite agree OP, I only eat half a potato on Christmas Day and that's enough for the year.

Nailcutee Tue 23-Feb-21 09:32:44

Surprise surprise people live differently to you, what a shock

HilaryBriss Tue 23-Feb-21 09:33:14

Why can't people just eat what they like? I don't particularly care how many portions of carbs I eat - sometimes I have lasagne, garlic bread AND chips!!

Lockheart Tue 23-Feb-21 09:33:26

Some people like carbs, what's your point?

I regularly have garlic bread with pasta, you'd have a conniption at some dinners round my house.

I also regularly have very low carb meals.

All things in moderation.

SmidgenofaPigeon Tue 23-Feb-21 09:34:29

I actually can’t fathom being bothered by what other people put with what on their dinners, have toy been inside a lot during the pandemic? Is your world now very small?

Livy178 Tue 23-Feb-21 09:34:31

When I have lasagne , I also have a baked potato, salad and garlic bread 😄

GreenlandTheMovie Tue 23-Feb-21 09:34:31

I wouldn't tend to eat garlic bread with pasta but would see nothing wrong with a couple of potatoes with salmon en croute. Just how inactive would you have to be for this to matter so much? I need carbohydrates too because I exercise a lot. It's the combination of eating too much and not moving enough that is the real cause of obesity, but please remember that some of us are very active and need carbohydrates!

SchrodingersImmigrant Tue 23-Feb-21 09:34:56

Let me introduce you to my beloved maqluba😁
Rice and potatoes (as my inlaws make it)

Carbs for life✌️

Tureen Tue 23-Feb-21 09:35:41


Is double carbs even more of a no-no than double denim?

JesusAteMyHamster Tue 23-Feb-21 09:36:21

There is no such thing as 'unnecessarily carbohydrates'............those words shouldn't even exist.

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Tue 23-Feb-21 09:36:33


*What about garlic bread being served with lasagne AND chips?

Yum 😋*

We call that the Holy trinity up here!! Strangely I wouldn't do all 3 at home, but I'd definitely order that in a restaurant, with macaroni cheese too, yum!!

Beecham Tue 23-Feb-21 09:37:02

Most of my diet is carbs, and I often have double or even triple carbs at mealtimes. I am a very healthy weight.

HobnobbingAboutHobnobs Tue 23-Feb-21 09:37:12

Some people would have been shocked at the dinner DH served up last night - stew with dumplings, mash AND Yorkshire pudding! 🤯

Anne1958 Tue 23-Feb-21 09:37:25

Ok Op, we’ve noticed you.

But not in a good way

ClangingChimesofDoom Tue 23-Feb-21 09:37:32

OP lockdown is a real pain, Iknow, but there's other ways to occupy your time than worrying about the diets of perfect strangers!

Bluesername Tue 23-Feb-21 09:37:39

Better to ditch the high-fat pastry than the potatoes, surely?

Chemenger Tue 23-Feb-21 09:38:19

Well done OP, virtue duly signalled. You are better than all the rest. Feel better for it?

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