I’ve been having a pretty good time with beans done right. I’m pretty amazed at the satiation aspect. Paleo? Well, Shmaleo. It’s in the real food category for me. But I also prepare them right. I do the 24-hr soak, changing out the water about halfway through. I also add some of my sauerkraut juice just in case the little buggers help with anything in terms of the “anti-nutrients,” or whatever. In terms of gas or fartage, no issues. Also, no issues with bloating or discomfort.
Here’s a standard three bean salad with the addition of black beans, so four bean. I began with dried beans from the bulk bins at Whole Foods. Kidneys, Garbanzos, Blacks and some organic green beans. Soaked, drained and rinsed the dried ones a full 24-hrs. Then cooked in the crockpot on high for 2 hours in chicken stock. Drained and put in the fridge to cool. Steamed the green beans for 5 minutes and put them to cool as well.
There’s any number of dressing recipes. I used this one, but just enough for two helpings. I keep the beans at the ready in the fridge and make up dressing as needed. I also chopped up some fresh onion.
Then I grilled a flat iron steak.
And then you have a meal.
So, you can be afraid, very afraid, or give ‘er a try and see what you think for yourself. …Oh, I almost forgot. I mixed in about a tablespoon of resistant starch in the form of potato starch to thicken the dressing. So, it’s an RS bomb, considering what’s in the beans.