Originally Posted by sentiant
Hi, im following the weight watchers books to loose weight after giving up the fags (Horray
) and im wondering if anyone has a good low fat recipie for Boston beans?
Also while im at it, im enjoying pasta salads for my lunch at the moment, has anyone got any good low fat recipies for this as well (except tune napolitana im eating this at the moment).
Cheers for reading
"Giving up fags" for our US readers, means quitting smoking.
Beans, sentiant, whether they're haricot, baked, black-eyed, black, red - what ever, have a calorie count of about 220 - 230 per cup ( around 160 - 170 gms)
If you want to keep them low fat - cut out the fatty ingredients; ham, bacon, pork, etc. Now that
will undoubtedly affect the flavour, so if you still want the "pork" taste in your beans, cook the pork first (to render the fat) and then add it to the beans. It won't taste the same, but it's a close bet.
As for your pasta salads: try making one with :
1) grilled chicken breast, tomato, fresh garlic, onion, red pepper and celery
2) feta cheese,tomato, onion, celery, cucumber,peppers, chillies, peas and parsley
3) bacon ( chopped, fried and fat rendered), artichokes, garbanzos, red peppers, grilled aubergines.