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Big Dude 54
04-19-2007, 06:33 PM
So.....a full can has 3.5g of fat, 100g of carb, 25g are fiber, 17.5g are sugars, and 25g of protein.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank this as a meal? I could eat these things all day, but if it's necessary to drop them out of the diet or at least drop back to half a can, I'll do it.

I'm in the process of dropping a couple of pounds. So...what's the advice?

04-19-2007, 06:44 PM
I'd just suggest 2 things:

1. Eat them w/ brown rice so u get a complete protein
2. Take some Beano 4 the gas :eek:

For a lower sugar version, u can cook ur own. Here is my "healthy" recipe 4 cooking dried beans, works 4 any type of dry beans.


4 cups dried beans
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp brown sugar-Splenda blend
1/2 cup tomato catsup
1/4 cup Bacos or other imitation (meatless) bacon bits
Salt to taste


1. Pick over the beans 2 remove any small stones, bits of stem or lumps of dirt that may be present.
2. Cover beans w/ water & soak overnight.
3. Drain the beans & transfer 2 a slow cooker or a large pot, add onions & simmer them in the slow cooker or in a pot on the top of the stove over low heat, for 2-3 hours or until beans are tender.
4. Transfer beans 2 an oven-proof dish, add other ingredients & combine.
5. Bake in a 375-degree F (190 deg-C) oven until beans r bubbly & browned on top.


Makes 6 huge servings. Each serving has:

316 cal, 10g fat, 44g carbs, 14g protein, 8g fiber


Baked beans go gr8 w/ just about anything, but I especially like 2 have beans w/ lite turkey franks 2 make "beans & weenies" w/ CC on the side.