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Old 08-16-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Beans/Lentils

Are there any decent type that are low in carb and high in fiber that are acceptable to eat? Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Green Beans and Soybeans are both low in carbs.

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Black soy beans have 8g of carb with 7 grams of fiber (1g net carb) for 1/2 cup. They don't quite have the same texture as regular black beans, and not everyone wants to eat soy, but it is the lowest carb count for beans.
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Depends on your carb limit. Black soybeans are really quite low, maybe 3 net grams per small serving. Most others are higher, but I can eat them in moderation when I'm in pre-maintenance and maintenance.
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I too like the black soy beans. They are good, espec if you like black beans, but the texture is not quite as soft. They are good in recipes, though. I love to make an easy cuban style pork chop recipe with them: Mix a can of them with about a quarter to a half cup of Goya brand Sofrito (a tomato based cooking sauce - find it in the ethnic section at your supermarket), or you can use salsa. Add some cumin, garlic powder, salt, and whatever seasonings you like. Dump this bean mixture over some pork chops (bone-in is best and cheaper) you've browned in olive or coconut oil. Really yummy if you add some fresh chopped cilantro. Then cover the pan and simmer for about a half hour. Delicious and really livens up the pork. Would also be great with chicken. My family loves this, too. They just eat theirs w/rice, and I double up my beans portion!
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:10 AM   #6
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I don't like the black soybeans or my family. They have kind of a sweet taste to them. I eat beans of any kind and just count the nuts. You can try and see how they fit in your woe.
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Are they found in the beans section or the frozen veggies?
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Are they found in the beans section or the frozen veggies?

I have only seen them canned in the organic section of the grocery-EdenSoy is the brand.

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I eat garbanzos (chick peas). These are not acceptable for induction. One cup boiled and cooked with salt has 33g net carbs (45 total and 12 of fibre). So I usually keep it to half a cup or that ends up being most of my carbs for the day.

I buy dry garbanzos and soak them for at least a day to reduce the phytates before cooking them. I also pour off the first boil of water and cook them in a little vinegar. This helps shield me from the ... gastric consequences...

Once I liquified the raw, soaked beans with some water and tried to make a pan-bread, it ended up more like a giant falafel pancake and I loved it. GREAT with butter chicken. I'd totally do that again on a day where I feel I can budget it into my carb count.
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I heard of one lentil called chana dal. It's suppose to be the one lowest in carbs and it has a low glycemic index. I have purchased it from Indian stores and have used it in soups. Here is an article on it Chana Dal

Since I eat all foods but just stick to my carb limit, I can eat any beans as long as I'm under that number. It's not much--but having a few beans here and there doesn't hurt me. I would not be able to eat a straight cupful though--maybe one day for maintenance.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #11
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You can order the Eden soy beans here from netrition....hth
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #12
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It depends on your plan. If you're doing Atkins induction, then you're not going to have a lot of options.

With a more moderate approach (Atkins OWL, Insulin Resistance Diet, 50 grams or fewer/day, etc.) you can probably include a small serving of legumes once in a while and not be off-plan.

According to MyPlate, a quarter-cup of cooked navy beans, for example, has "only" 12 carbs, 3 of which come from fiber. a quarter-cup of boiled split peas has 23 carbs, and 10 fiber. A half-cup of lentils has 20 carbs, 9 fiber. Many low-carb plans can include something like this once in a while.
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Way back a few years ago when I was closer to my goal and eating according to OWL, I found that every 3rd day I could eat a meal with beans, corn, or
Ezekiel bread without any consequences. I was feeling good and exercising more at this time however. Now, when I am trying to eat closer to Induction levels I find that I do better without the beans, etc. I do occasionally put a few garbanzos on my salad at work. I love all types of legumes and am looking forward to eating that way again.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=errihu;14921625]...I buy dry garbanzos and soak them for at least a day to reduce the phytates before cooking them. I also pour off the first boil of water and cook them in a little vinegar. This helps shield me from the ... gastric consequences...

Does this cycle work for any dry bean? I love beans soooo much, but cannot handle what it does to me gastrically (sp).

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:28 PM   #15
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I eat everything except soy beans and am losing. But the portion is incredibly small! Like 1-2 Tbsp of Hummus or maybe 1/4c of whole beans.

I kinda use them as a condiment in/on things like salads, soups, etc. That way I can use 1/4 to 1/3 cup and still get some of the flavor without as many carbs because it's split up between 2-4 servings.
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