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    we dont do beans - i have IBS and some of the kids seem to have inherited like issues-so it causes GI issues with us but its interesting to me the OP says people forget about beans.

    i have found that when i tell people about keeing my food budget low they assume we eat alot of beans .

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    My husband has never liked beans..but has taken to eating chili & I put red beans in that. Tonite for supper I added half cup of refried beans to our meat dish & he didn't noticed. hmmm...just think of the ways I can add & he won't know the difference!

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    I can't eat beans due to my IBS. I love beans, though. I've make homemade crockpot Boston Baked Beans, chili and other meals with beans. Sadly, not everyone in the house appreciates beans like the others. If I could, I would eat red beans and rice with some chopped jalapenos and onions.

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    We love pinto beans and cornbread. We usually have it once a week and it seems like that is the meal we look forward to the most!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnK View Post
    When you stop eating UNHEALTHY food things like calories and Carbohydrates just don't matter. Beans are healthy carbs and will not hurt your weight loss efforts in anyway. In-fact I promise they will help you loss weight. So if that's your hang up about beans , let it go.
    Oh, trust me. It's possible to gain weight on a healthy vegetarian diet! You just have to have the right (wrong?) hormone problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladykemma2 View Post
    you may not eat tonight then, beans take hours to cook, once soaked. next time use the crockpot!
    Use a pressure cooker! Depending on the beans (how old) and how long they have soaked, beans take me 25-40 minutes to cook.

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    for the black beans,
    sautee the red onion, add garlic and hot sauce. add beans til warm sprinkle w/ frsh lime juice

    for the white beans:
    sautee the red onion, add garlic and black pepper, add spinach then add white beans til warm. sprinkle w/ frsh lemon juice.

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    We just ate homemade boston baked beans for dinner with pork chops! They were good! DS5 ate 2 helpings!

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    I have gotten even my "I don't do beans" kiddos to eat them by making homemade humus. I just take whatever white bean I have and process them down, mix with garlic, onion, water and a touch of sesame oil. Process until creamy and store in a covered container in the fridge for a couple days. (Though in my house, it usually doesn't even make it though 1 day!) They have it on pita chips or with tortilla chips or with carrot sticks and celery. It is a good for them "snack" food and they don't even know it! My husband has made this humus with black beans and kicked it up some chipotle pepper which was fantastic. You can use either canned for convenience (just rinse beans first) or dry beans and soak them overnight in the fridge and cook them according to the directions. For the "traditional" humus, use "chick peas" also called garbonzo beans. (I have not found them in their dried form though so I use the canned version)

    As for main meals, I have made a "taco" soup with 4 different beans, 2 types of corn, diced tomatoes, crushed garlic and minced onions (so they can't see them!), pre-cooked ground meat and taco seasoning, add in some water and let simmer in the crockpot. They all actually loved it and it smelled wonderful! It is so simple to make too!

    Good luck and keep trying!

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    Did anyone see on Dr. Oz the other day a lady said she had the best brownies and she made them with black beans and lost weight about 100lbs.

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    There is a youtube channel that I subscribed to that this lady, Clara Cannucciari, she posts little cooking videos online. Most of her recipes came from her mother, during the great depression. If you need tasty yet cheap recipes, check out her vids. Pasta with Peas, is one of my favorite recipes. She goes under the screen name DepressionCooking

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