The following starchy foods are high enough in calories that they can serve as the center of a meal:
Quinoa (Pronounced “Keen-wa”)
Bulgur (Cracked Wheat)
Couscous (Refined Wheat)
Whole Wheat Pastry
Pastas come in many shapes including spaghetti, macaroni, lasagna noodles, flat noodles, spirals, wheels, alphabet noodles. Most of these are made from highly refined flours and therefore should play a small role in your diet.
Corn Pasta (No Wheat)
Whole Wheat Pasta
Rice Pasta (No Wheat)
Most of these are made from highly refined flours and therefore should play a small role in your diet.
Celeriac (Celery Root)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke)
(Carrots, beets, turnips, daikon, and salsify are low in carbohydrates and calories and so are not considered starch staples.)
(Summer squashes usually cannot serve as the center of a meal because of their low calorie content. They are also lower in carbohydrates than winter squashes.)
White Kidney (Cannellini)
(Soybeans cannot be considered a starch staple because they are too high in fat to be allowed on the diet regularly.)