Interesting article… certainly food for thought…
I think the answer to your question Stella is “Probably not”.
Personally I have preferred wholemeal bread over the white stuff for many years and baked beans on some toast has long been a favoured lunch of mine. I think I have some scope for enjoying things like lentils and ‘Cassoulet’ more often though.
We try to keep our carbs to a minimum, partly to help pur weight but also because I have found that I am intolerant to wheat.
We have plenty of fibre in our diet.
We eat lots of vegetables.
Today it is cottage pie with a lentil base and creamed celeriac topping and green beans.
Dessert is a hazlenut cake with a blackberry coulis.
A non meat day.
I enjoyed using the “tool” to discover how much fibre was actually IN my favourite food items.
Some that I thought would be High Fibre… turned out to be much lower … quite a revelation.
I think that it will always be lower than expected even for the conscientious. The Five a Day is a made up number. Research suggested that the actual recommended intake was more like 7-9 a day but as a realistic proposition that was considered an unobtainable so five was chosen. A huge improvement on actual levels and an attainable target for many.
I know it’s from the mail, but…It turns out I’ve been right, so there Mrs R!!.
Oops, I took the test and went to the bottom of the class on healthier alternatives
It is a good idea to look though, isn’t it… I’m going to do some more checking and try to improve…
Trouble is some days I eat a lot and others I only want to nibble…
I bought a load of vegetables on the market yesterday so have a very healthy and tasty soup for a few days. Sometimes at lunch, sometimes in the evening and sometimes just taking the veggies out to serve with spicy chicken breasts
I’ve mixed veg simmering on the stove… then, I’ll add the leftover beans from yesterday’s cassoulet and we’ll enjoy that lot for lunch, sitting by the fire… mmm
I predict high winds in our area by nightfall…
Just went to look out of the window at our weather when I realised you meant from the beans
In the early days… a neighbour kept mentioning … .le vent du nord… and it took me ages to realize what he was on about…
Test? Didn’t see it.
However I reckon my diet is probably over the required threshold as we eat & drink a lot of high fibre food, so one less thing to worry about thankfully.
Jane… we clicked on … BBC: How Carb Clever Are You… in the article… and it opens this…