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OK, the member sitting next to me was one her 2nd week. The first week she made 0 pt soup and liked it. This week she added a 1 lb bag of 16 bean soup mix and left out the seasoning packet. She asked me how to count the points for that?

 

Easy if you are not counting and doing SF. She is not, and she is on only 18 pts per day. (I told her to do 20 anyway.)

 

We asked the leader, and she thought you should count it as 3 pts per cup. I was thinking I would likely count it as 2 pts per cup.

 

What do the rest of you think?


Donna

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GOAL 12/4/07

Proud to a Vegan WW.

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I would actually figure it out if I were counting points for filling foods, which of course I do not do! Long ago, I determined that one pound of dry chickpeas yielded 7 cups of cooked chickpeas. I believe legumes are 1 point per 1/3 c. SO I would presume that the beans would cook up similarly and be 21 points worth of beans. SO I would then measure out the soup and calculate the true point value. If I were her I would cook up a pound of those particular beans and see how much it yields to get the true points value.

 

Can't she just do this in e-tools?? I never checked it.


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When I was doing Flex several years ago I made that infamous taco soup that I got at a WW meeting: black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, shoepeg corn, rotel, pkg of ranch dressing, pkg of taco seasoning...so it sounds sort of like the 16 bean stuff...just more bean variety.

 

We counted it as 2 points back then..for a cup or cup and a half.(?)...can't remember but do know it was quite filling.


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Can she tell if she ate a 1/4 C. of cooked beans? Or a 1/3rd a C.? Or a 1/2 a cup? Because the 0-point soup stays at zero...

 

My lentil stew is 1 1/4 C. for 2 points.

 

I'm thinking her soup could be 2 points.

 

(This is why I hate counting points for everything~) :bcb_yuck::bcb_huh:


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This is really a lot of work counting points for every single thing!

 

It really is just a SiFi (Core) recipe. 0pt soup with beans mixed in. How simple is that? Truly SiFi at its simplest!

 

If she is there next week I will make sure to talk to her again. It was only her second week, and last week she went on Friday.


Donna

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GOAL 12/4/07

Proud to a Vegan WW.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Michael Pollan

"Well, it seems to be working for me." Dr Michael Culmer

"Nuts are in hard shells for reasons." Dr John McDougall

"The salad IS the main course." Dr Joel Fuhrman

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Because the 0-point soup stays at zero...

 

Thanks for pointing this out! :bcb_smileI was missing the forest for the trees!!! So the points for the WHOLE pot of soup might be 21...

 

And, YEP, this is why I LOVE not counting points for filling foods!!!


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There's plenty of fiber in those beans...surely that offsets too many points?


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Would you be interested in sharing your lentil stew recipe? I am looking for good recipes for lentils!!

 

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QUOTE=WWCarol;1694675]Can she tell if she ate a 1/4 C. of cooked beans? Or a 1/3rd a C.? Or a 1/2 a cup? Because the 0-point soup stays at zero...

 

My lentil stew is 1 1/4 C. for 2 points.

 

I'm thinking her soup could be 2 points.

 

(This is why I hate counting points for everything~) :bcb_yuck::bcb_huh:


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I went to e-tools and put the zero point soup in recipe builder along with a 1 lb bag of dried kidney beans (they have various dry beans but not MIXED beans in the planner) and it comes out to 3 points per cup of soup, according to recipe builder.

 

 

Points values per pound of dry beans varied with the beans, I believe kidney beans were 30 points for the whole bag.


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Would you be interested in sharing your lentil stew recipe? I am looking for good recipes for lentils!!

 

Kelly

 

Sure, Kelly! :bcb_bigsm Actually it's called chili, and I LOVE this stuff. It's easy. I started making it when I was on Flex (you'll see the points). But it's Simply Filling, now! :salut

 

Vegetarian Chili

 

Recipe by: Jim (Dina's WW leader), adapted

Serving size: 6

Categories: Vegetarian

 

6 C. water

1 1/2 C. dried lentils (9 oz., rinsed and sorted)

1 C. onion, chopped

1 can corn (approximately 16 oz.), rinsed and drained [i used frozen]

2 cans stewed tomatoes (approx. 16 oz. each)

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

1 packet taco seasoning mix (1 1/4 oz.)

Hot sauce, to taste

Crushed red pepper, to taste (optional)

 

Toss everything into a large pot or Dutch oven. Bring chili to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, and let cook for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning. Depending on consistency, add more water as necessary. (Note: I didn't need to add water.)

 

Original recipe calls for 2 packets of taco seasoning mix; I use only one and find it to be quite spicy. [WWCarol: Me, too.]

 

1 2/3rds cup per serving for Flex. 2.5 points per serving (per Jim). 2 C. = 3 points (probably).

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The lentil chili is one of my FAVORITE recipes. I made a big batch this week!


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I've been itching for a pot of pumpkin chili again.

 

It's just that time of year!


Donna

SW 310

GOAL 12/4/07

Proud to a Vegan WW.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Michael Pollan

"Well, it seems to be working for me." Dr Michael Culmer

"Nuts are in hard shells for reasons." Dr John McDougall

"The salad IS the main course." Dr Joel Fuhrman

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