6 Vegan Gourmet Potato Cleanse Recipes (Starch Solution/HCLF) (2024)

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Need some fat free potato recipes that are gourmet? I’m pretty much trying to keep you covered over here.

Now I didn’t do the potato cleanse diet so I’m not 100% sure what’s allowed or not. This chick on instagram was chatting it up with me. She mentioned that she was doing the diet and tried to explain the rules to me. The one thing I’m just not sure about is salt. I know you can use fat free sauces and those sauces would have sodium in them. But I was just feeling insecure about adding salt to these recipes. Like maybe I’d be breaking the rules or something. So outside of the store bought sauces I didn’t add salt.

If salt is allowed then please add it to these recipes. Salt makes everything taste awesome.

I did try a few of the crispypotato cleanse recipe but they all just tasted like burnt potato death so didn’t include them here.

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Vegan Hash Brown Omelette
Dude, frozen shredded potatoes are a game changers. This is why I make recipes from fringe diets. You never know what gems you’re gonna find.

I bought a bag of frozen shredded potatoes at the fancy food store. They were fat free so I was like, let’s buy them. They were organic and in a 1 lb bag for over $3. Then we went to Aldi and to my surprise their frozen bags of shredded potatoes were also fat free. Dude this is why aldi is the jam. Their bag was almost 2 lbs (1 lb + 14 oz) for $1.69!!!! Seriously. Aldi for President!

Even without all the fillings this is epic.
Hash browns + thrift store George Foreman Grill + BBQ sauce = EPIC

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1 lb frozen (or fresh) shredded potatoes, spice (onion + garlic powder), handful sliced mushroom, handful of fresh or frozen spinach

  1. Cook shredded potatoes on foreman grill til crispy. I did high heat for 15 minutes. If you see a lot of steam coming out of the Foreman then you’ll know it’s not crispy yet.
  2. Once hash browns are done set on a plate
  3. Add mushrooms and spinach to the foreman. Sprinkle with spices. I cooked mine on high heat for 4-5 minutes max.
  4. Add veggies to one side of the hash browns and fold the other side over the veggies. Serve with dipping sauce. ENJOY

Inspired by Potato Strong

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Vegan Sesame Orange Sweet Potatoes
Sesame seeds are not part of the potato cleanse. They were just garnish for the picture. I’m trying to sell you the idea that this is an Asian dish. I made this in the past with fat free orange sauce (store bought). I was like, HOW IS THIS SOOO GOOD!?!? I love this recipe. I used Aldi teriyaki sauce instead of orange sauce this go round. Both are good. Sweet potatoes with broccoli is super underrated. This is a perfect meal in my book ❤

I bought a bag of sweet potatoes from aldi for cheap. I don’t remember how much though. Then the 12 oz bag of frozen broccoli was $1.19. Their bottled Asian sauces are wicked cheap too. Maybe $1.19.

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1 sweet potato, 1 bag frozen broccoli, Asian sauce

  1. Cook chopped sweet potatoes. Foreman grill is the fastest way to cook any kind of potato. Sweet potatoes on the foreman took 10-15 minutes on high.
  2. Cook broccoli. I cooked frozen broccoli on the grill after the sweet potatoes were done. Took 8-10 minutes on high. Aldi frozen broccoli is in steam-able bags meaning you can microwave them for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix sweet potatoes with Asian sauce. Add sweet potatoes on top of broccoli. ENJOY

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower Gravy
Since the potatoes are oil free they’re super dry. The more gravy you add the better! You could make gravy with flour, water and spices easily. But here’s a cauliflower gravy. Play around with different spices or mix in veggie broth, cooked onion and mushroom. I only used a portion of a cauliflower since this makes a lot. If you make a whole cauliflower then you’ll have enough to last you all week.

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Fat Free Mashed Potatoes:
Potatoes, water

  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes til soft. Maybe 35 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes and mash til soft. Maybe add a little water if you want them smoother. I didn’t add water. I filled up on gravy!

Cauliflower Gravy:
1/3rd cauliflower, water, spices (thyme, poultry spices, onion, garlic powder, etc)

  1. Chop and boil cauliflower til soft. May 25 minutes or so.
  2. Blend soft cauliflower with a little water and spices. Taste and add more spices if needed. ENJOY

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Vegan Potato Chick’n Tenders
I will admit that when I made these I was origionally going for a crispy potato patty. But then I cut them in half and thought they made better as tenders for dipping. Now had I known I was going to give them a vegan chicken vibe I would have added more poultry seasonings. I’m gonna suggest that below but these were great even without. Also I would have shaped them more into chicken tender shapes had I thought this out. Great recipe either way.

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potatoes, frozen (or fresh) shredded hash browns, spices(thyme, poultry spices, onion, garlic powder, etc)

  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes til soft. Maybe 35 minutes.
  2. Drain cooked potatoes then mash with spices. Put in fridge til cool. I let mine cool overnight.
  3. Shape cold mashed potatoes into tender or patty shape
  4. Roll tenders or patties with hash browns. I did this while the shredded potatoes were still frozen. Might have been either if they were thawed or slightly chopped finer in the food processor.
  5. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Flip once half way through.
  6. After 30 minutes turn broil setting on. Broil each side for about 5 minutes or until golden. Dip with sauce. ENJOY

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Vegan Sushi without Rice
I don’t think I’ve seen anyone make sushi with mashed potatoes. I’m sure someone has done it, maybe everyone has done it but this was my first. This was super easy to make! I really wasn’t sure how much veggie filling to add so the carrots and cucumber turned out a bit skimpy. Oh well. Tasted great with a side of soy sauce! Wish I added ginger to the mix ❤

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potatoes, maple syrup, rice vinegar, nori sheets, filling (carrots/cucumber)

  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes til soft. Maybe 35 minutes.
  2. Slice veggies for filling
  3. Drain cooked potatoes, let cool then mash with a dash of rice vinegar and maple syrup
  4. Place mashed potato filling on 90% of the nori sheet. Leave an empty space at the top to seal the roll closed. Put filling in the middle and roll the nori up and seal the end with water. (Watch my video below to see what this step looks like)
  5. Wet your knife then slice the roll. Clean your knife after each slice then re-wet the knife to help prevent ripping the seaweed. Serve with soy sauce. ENJOY

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Vegan Chili Cheese Fries
I was so pumped to make this. I’ve done different versions of vegan chili cheese dishes before but I thought it would be perfect for a potato cleanse recipe video. I didn’t add nutritional flakes to our vegan cheese sauce because it makes Mark feel weird. But go ahead and add some to yours. For this dish having 3 distinct different steps it come together relatively easily. Thank the food gods.

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Fries: Potatoes

  1. Slice potatoes into fry shapes and bake. I did 400 degrees. Since mine were cut thick it took about 1 hour to cook.

Vegan Chili: 8 oz mushrooms, 1/2 large can of crushed tomatoes, spices (chili, onion, garlic, cumin powder)

  1. Pulse mushrooms in a food processor (or hand chop) til they’re broken up
  2. Add pulsed mushrooms to a skillet with 1/2 can of crushed tomatoes and spices
  3. Let simmer or soft boil for 15 minutes or so. Your chili is water then cook off the moisture with higher heat.

Vegan Cheese Sauce: sweet potato, water, spices (onion, garlic powder, nutritional flakes), 1/2 lime

  1. Peel, chop and boil sweet potatoes. About 30 minutes.
  2. Once sweet potatoes are cooked and slightly cooled add them to the blender. Add spices, lime juice and just enough water to blend it smooth.

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Is the starch solution good for weight loss? ›

Because resistant starches tend to be rich in nutrients and health properties, Dr. McDougall believes the Starch Solution is a long-term answer to sustainable weight loss and improved health outcomes. However, the Starch Solution eliminates all animal products, vegetable oils, simple sugars, and processed foods.

What are the macros for starch solution? ›

Guidelines for my version of the Starch Solution: Center my meals on starch: potatoes, rice, beans, lentils, squash, bulgur, oats, corn, etc. Keep macros around 65-70% carbs, 15-20% protein, and 10-15% fat.

What is the McDougall diet controversy? ›

McDougall's diet plan has been called a low-fat fad diet that may lead to boredom with limited food choices, and feelings of deprivation because of exclusion of favorite foods. The high fiber content can cause flatulence and possibly interfere with mineral absorption.

Why am I not losing weight on the Starch Solution diet? ›

While the Starch Solution allows for products made from whole grains such as bread, pasta, cereals, pancakes, and healthy treats like muffins and tortillas, if you're not losing weight, Dr. McDougall suggests cutting these out and eating only whole grains instead, such as brown rice, barley, oats, and quinoa.

What foods are on the McDougall diet? ›

The McDougall diet is a low-fat starch-based diet that is high in fiber and contains no cholesterol. The diet is based on a variety of starches such as rice, potatoes, corn, breads, pasta, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.

Can you eat pasta on the starch solution? ›

The Starch Solution is a starch-based approach to eating meaning the bulk of your calories should come from starches – potatoes, beans, rice, lentils, oats, corn, pasta, unrefined flours (for bread, pasta). The rest is provided by non-starchy vegetables (eg.

How to start the McDougall diet? ›

John McDougall MD's post
  1. Start each meal with a soup and/or salad and/or. ...
  2. Follow the 50/50 plate method for your meals, filling. ...
  3. Greatly reduce or eliminate added sugars and added. ...
  4. Eliminate all animal foods (dairy, meat, eggs, fish, ...
  5. Eliminate all higher fat plant foods (i.e., nuts, seeds,
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What are the side effects of starch solution? ›

May cause skin irritation. Eyes: May cause eye irritation. Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed. No ingredients are hazardous according to OSHA criteria.

Is starch good for belly fat? ›

Some research suggests that replacing refined carbs with unprocessed starchy carbs may improve metabolic health and reduce belly fat ( 34 , 35 ).

What does starch solution do? ›

Starch solution is commonly used as an indicator for detecting the presence of iodine. When starch and iodine are present together, they form a deep-blue starch–iodine complex. The deep-blue color of the complex is due to the pentaiodide anion, I5 –.

How much weight can I lose on a McDougall diet? ›

Lose up to 15 pounds a month without ever going hungry. Dr. McDougall clarifies the scientific and medical evidence about nutrition and metabolism to provide a simple weight-loss plan featuring 100 healthy and delicious recipes by Mary McDougall.

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