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Old 08-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #1291
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Question for my fellow Inductees: Dreamfields pasta....is it or isn't it low-carb?

I bought a box of their penne pasta for some homemade mac-n-cheese and tomatoes and thought I'd died and gone to heaven because the box claims it's only 5 carbs per serving. However, as I was stuffing my face with the deliciousness of this meal, I read the box and it says that it has 31"protected" carbs.

What the heck is a "protected" carb?!!!

Until I get a definitive answer on this one from someone who knows their stuff, I'm giving up pasta again. Gee...and that mac-n-cheese-n-tomato was sooooo good too.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:29 AM   #1292
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Hello TheBeans! Welcome! I am not sure if Dreamfields pasta is acceptable for induction although it is NOT on the allowable food list. If it isn't on that list then for me it shouldn't be eaten during induction. Also keep in mind that Induction levels is 20 g carbs daily and most of that should come from veggies.
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What the heck is a "protected" carb?!!!

Until I get a definitive answer on this one from someone who knows their stuff, I'm giving up pasta again. Gee...and that mac-n-cheese-n-tomato was sooooo good too.

The dreamfields website says that a protected carb is "Carbohydrates that normally would be digested but are not digested due to a physical limitation. The added fiber and protein blend in Dreamfields creates a protective barrier to reduce the starch digestion in the small intestine. When the unabsorbed or protected starch reaches the colon and is fermented it provides many of the same benefits as fiber."
IMHO, Id stay clear of it until youre willing to test it to see how your body reacts. The first 2 weeks of induction isnt a time that I'd recommend doing this!

Id say your best bet is the Shiratake noodles. They come in 3 shapes, spaghetti, angel hair, and fettuccine. For mac n cheese, cut the fettuccine into smaller pieces. I prefer the angel hair since its smaller and less chewy. Yes, they smell like fish when you open the bag, but thats why the instructions say to rinse and then dry the noodles before using. A whole bag (a pretty hefty amount) is only 40 calories, 2 net carbs, and are gluten free and vegan!

Heres a good link with a testimonial and recipes for these noodles

http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/pdf/...nd_Recipes.pdf
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Id say your best bet is the Shiratake noodles. They come in 3 shapes, spaghetti, angel hair, and fettuccine. For mac n cheese, cut the fettuccine into smaller pieces. I prefer the angel hair since its smaller and less chewy. Yes, they smell like fish when you open the bag, but thats why the instructions say to rinse and then dry the noodles before using. A whole bag (a pretty hefty amount) is only 40 calories, 2 net carbs, and are gluten free and vegan!



I eat a bag of these a day! 100% soluble fiber which is good for lowering cholesterol too! Nom Nom!
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:13 AM   #1296
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Cherise~Nom...Nom! I have some shiritaka noodles just waiting for something that!

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Old 08-26-2010, 10:18 AM   #1297
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sooooo. . . . how do you 'fry' cheese??? di dyou bread it? i am a cheese addict!!! LOL i can eat it just melted in the microwave. mmmmmmmmmm
Yeah...I do nuke up cheese too and add chopped jalapeno.
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I am loving this thread! Thanks to all the great cooks!

Not all of the pictures show up for me? Any suggestions?

I have seen where some people have posted "subscribe" as their message. Is that what I need to do to see all the yummy food?

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When you say subscribe that means you will get E-mail post notifications from this thread.
Some peeps delete photos from their albums and so some don't show up.
Also, some pix you have to click on the thumb print.
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Rbenz, thanks! I made quite a big batch and I've been eating it at least once a day for the past three days LOL
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Anyone got a recipe for Moo Shu beef? I am trying to make it as low carb as possible and checked out some recipes that are not low carb. I can make some adjustments of course but wonder if anyone already has a good recipe?
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Patricia, Thank you! I just hadn't had time to post them

And those salami tacos look super good!
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Anyone got a recipe for Moo Shu beef? I am trying to make it as low carb as possible and checked out some recipes that are not low carb. I can make some adjustments of course but wonder if anyone already has a good recipe?
I do, in my 'A Little taste of China' cookbook at home, will post it when I get back x
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Hi, everyone! I am new and LOVING these food porn threads! They are simply awesome and so chock-full of fantastic ideas! I can't wait to get started trying some of these amazing recipes instead of just eating grilled meat and cheese and salad greens. You all have made this induction so much fun!

I will be on an extended induction due to needing to lose about 60 pounds, and I think this is going to be easy and fun! Thanks again for all of these wonderful ideas!
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Patricia, Thank you! I just hadn't had time to post them

And those salami tacos look super good!
RU a Goil or a boy? Just wondering.!
Umm...me might wanna meet up w/U!
I might be touring your part of town sometime. Umm...like next year or so.
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Hi!I am new here.I have been looking at you guys for a couple of weeks and am really enjoying learning new things about low carb.It has been several years since I actually did low carb the right way and I needed to know what has changed.Your posts have given me lots of new ideas and have helped me get my mind ready to hopefully begin again soon!I don't usually post anything on sites like these but I hope it will make me be more accountable for my actions.
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Thanks for the thoughts on Dreamfields and Shirtaki noodles. I cannot imagine that there is a way to "protect" a carb from your body's absorbtion, so no more of that product, for sure. Now I have to find a local place that carries Shirataki...shouldn't be too hard. I hope!

Keep those recipes and photos coming---looking at them keeps me highly motivated!
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I always feel like the killjoy here. :^o

Dreamfields is not for induction--it's the grain rung.

Depending on what the shiritaki noodles are made from (I can never remember), they're likely not an induction item. Yams are starchy veggie rung and soy is the legume rung.

I use spaghetti squash for pasta. It's definitely induction friendly!
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not a kill-joy, just a wealth of information. Although we hope that everyone reads an Atkins book- many go with what they pick up on-line and on these boards. In a thread titled 'INDUCTION' food porn, we have to be careful...
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not a kill-joy, just a wealth of information. Although we hope that everyone reads an Atkins book- many go with what they pick up on-line and on these boards. In a thread titled 'INDUCTION' food porn, we have to be careful...
I agree--everyone on this thread should have read the book by now (minimally the chapter on induction) and post in confidence! And when there's a question, we're here to help.

There are definitely rules, acceptable foods, ones that aren't ok, etc, based on problems people tend to experience re: food intolerances. Even if tofu is low carb, it's a high food allergy issue, which is why Atkins relegates to the legume rung. And even if miracle noodles are yam fiber, yam isn't ok until that rung. Atkins tried very hard to make smooth sailing for the longest possible period of time for low carbers.

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Hopefully no one ever feels picked on when one of us gives the finger wag. It's done in love. As far as I'm concerned, we're all a family!
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Dolly~Umm...what batch? Umm...I forgot!:blush: Waz dat...Crack Slaw?

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I'm not sure what the noodles are made from but they are v.v. low carb. I'm in Australia so we don't get dreamfields here, they are just from an Asian store.
Didn't realise you couldn't eat them on induction. Sorry.
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I have to find a local place that carries Shirataki...shouldn't be too hard. I hope!
I have found them at the asian stores, ethnic stores, and also our local gluten free store. Also some grocery stores are usually able to special order things for you. It never hurts to ask!

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Depending on what the shiritaki noodles are made from (I can never remember), they're likely not an induction item. Yams are starchy veggie rung and soy is the legume rung.

I use spaghetti squash for pasta. It's definitely induction friendly!
Shiratake pasta is made from soy. 2 net carbs for the entire package! (2 servings)

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not a kill-joy, just a wealth of information. Although we hope that everyone reads an Atkins book- many go with what they pick up on-line and on these boards. In a thread titled 'INDUCTION' food porn, we have to be careful...
Yes, I do agree with this, but also there has been debate on the old thread as to weither or not this thread is strictly for the very specific 2 week induction or also to include the extended induction that many people choose to use which is staying below the 20 net carbs and also allowed to add nuts and a few other choice items.
Perhaps we should come up with a few rules if this is such a problem?? And if that happens, open a Induction Food Porn 3 with links to both of the former threads and post in the very 1st post the rules for the thread! Then lock this one.
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I'm on extended induction, and just put a disclaimer if what I post has nuts in it. But remember, there is also the Atkins food porn, to post in as well, for any questionable items. I think most long-term inductors have discovered that link, and we are more informed about what we can/and can't eat than a lot of newbies. Just my opinion though. I think one of the many purposes of this thread is to give those new to atkins and on induction, ideas about what they can cook in lieu of just eggs, salads, and plain meat.
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I'm on extended induction, and just put a disclaimer if what I post has nuts in it. But remember, there is also the Atkins food porn, to post in as well, for any questionable items. I think most long-term inductors have discovered that link, and we are more informed about what we can/and can't eat than a lot of newbies. Just my opinion though. I think one of the many purposes of this thread is to give those new to atkins and on induction, ideas about what they can cook in lieu of just eggs, salads, and plain meat.
I agree with this. The Atkins Food Porn thread is for food AFTER Induction.

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