Refried Beans -- Aren't they a low-carb diet NIGHTMARE??
I'm getting ready to advance to the soft food/mushy stage of my diet and everyone talks about how wonderful refried beans and cheese was for this stage. Welllll....I was in my local Kroger recently and was checking out some of the nutrition labels for the refried beans and they are LOADED with carbs. I thought this was a no-no? My surgeon's plan has a 20 g of carbs a day maximum and if I ate refried beans I'd be WAY over this limit. What gives? Is there some low carb version I know nothing about?
Something to keep in mind about carbs, especially if you are new to Low Carb/Atkins style diets....there are sugar carbs and fiber carbs. If you look at the total amount of carbs some foods that are allowed look completely off the chart, until you subtract the fiber carbs. I just looked up "refried beans canned" on google and found they have 15 total carbs but 5 of those are fiber, so in reality they are 10 carbs per serving. I highly doubt you will be able to eat an entire 'serving' of 100gms of the beans so even if you do eat a few tablespoons of them you won't have anything to worry about on low-carb.
on 6/27/10 12:28 pm - Modesto, CA
I make refried beans with Eden Organic Black Soy Beans - they are very low carb, higher in protein than most beans, and I think they are tasty. I just drain the can and rinse the beans, sautee some chopped onion and garlic in olive oil, dump in the beans along with a little chicken broth, coo****il heated through, and mash a little bit. Very tasty with slasa and or melted cheese on top! One can lasts a long time for me,so I freeze small portions and just nuke 'em when I want one.
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