How Many Carbs Are in Vegetables?

Common vegetables, listed by carb count, low-carb vegetables to high-carb vegetables. For low-carb eaters, including South Beach and Atkins dieters, this is an invaluable list to both widen and focus your vegetable choices. "I am so sick of broccoli!" complains my friend Tom. Like most of us, Tom eats the same three or four vegetables again and again. He's also losing weight with a low-carb diet. To limit his carb intake, he has eliminated high-carb vegetables like potatoes and winter squash from his diet. With this list of low-carb vegetables, I hope to inspire low-carb dieters with new vegetable options. Take a look at this list of vegetables, sorted low to high by net carbs – what's new to you? There are so many more low-carb vegetables than broccoli! ~ Alanna

Weight Watchers Points for Vegetables

Ever wonder how many points are in vegetables? Once upon a time, Weight Watchers counted points for all foods, including vegetables. But now? Nearly all ( but not all ) vegetables count as "free" or "zero point" in the current Weight Watchers system called "myWW" where the diet plans are color-coded as "green" and "blue" and "purple". Here are all the details! Find Inspiration (and Recipes) for Vegetables here ♥, the Food Blog about Vegetables. Seasonal to Staples, Savory to Sweet, Salads to Sides, Soups to Supper, Simple to Special. All Recipes include Weight Watchers points. Many Are Vegan, Naturally Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo and Whole30 Friendly.

Quick 'Massaged' Kale Salad ♥

Today's technique, not really a recipe, for raw leafy greens: An easy 'concept' salad, starting with ribbons of fresh kale rubbed with olive oil, ending with what's on hand. Low carb. ~recipe & photo updated & republished 2012~ ~ more recently updated recipes ~ 2008 Original: Truth is, not so many vegetable recipes knock me over anymore. But this one sure did. After gobbling up this plateful, I was glad to find that the greens bag from the fridge still had plenty of kale and broccoli rabe left over for another couple of salads. The technique is dead easy. Just slice fresh greens into ribbons, then use your hands to massage the tiniest bit of olive oil into the leaves, softening them. (Many thanks to cookbook author and fellow blogger Nava Atlas for the technique tip!) I added half a blood orange and half a 300-minute egg (interesting in technique and color but otherwise unremarkable) -- a perfect light but filling lunch for a it's-still-January dieter

Food Experiments: Meet the Yam Man

Today's vegetable lesson: What's the difference between yams and sweet potatoes? Ha! Look who followed me home over the weekend, the Yam Man. He persuaded me to finally figure out how sweet potatoes and yams are different -- and the same. The Yam Man's 'Eyes' - are Purple Potatoes - which have creamy-colored smooth skins that hide gorgeous deep purple flesh (also called an Okinawan yam and Okinawan purple potato) His 'Left Ear' is - a Boniato - which has red-tinged papery skin with white flesh that discolors nearly instantly when exposed to air (also called a tropical sweet potato, Cuban sweet potato, white sweet potato, white-fleshed sweet potato, batiste, batata, batata dulce, camote) His 'Nose' is - a Ghana Yam - which was very large (what's pictured is 1/3 a small one, see just how big a ghana yam is) with fibrous skin like a coconut and a creamy white interior flesh His 'Right Ear' is - a gnarly specimen but what let's call

Kitchen Parade Extra: Oven-Baked Brown Rice ♥

"Think of brown rice as the emperor with his clothes on." ~ Keep reading this week's Kitchen Parade column . Today's column shares a long-time favorite recipe with my local St. Louis readers, the recipe for brown rice that's cooked in the oven. (And yes, observant readers, that's wild rice tucked into the brown rice. It's my favorite new variation.) SO WHAT IS KITCHEN PARADE, EXACTLY? Kitchen Parade is the food column that my Mom started writing for our family newspaper when I was a baby. Today it's published in my hometown newspapers in suburban St. Louis and features ' fresh seasonal recipes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences '. Want to know more? Explore , including Kitchen Parade's Recipe Box ! WHY DOESN'T THIS POST ACCEPT COMMENTS? Because I hope that you'll click through to the actual column and comment there! E-MAIL & RSS SUBSCRIBERS You may subscribe to Kitchen Parade dir

15-Bean Soup Recipe ♥ for Hurst’s HamBeens

Today's favorite bean soup recipe: Easy homemade 15-bean soup with a bag of Hurst's HamBeens (skip the seasoning packet!), leftover ham, tomatoes, onion. Low carb. Weight Watchers 2 points. ~recipe updated & republished 2014~ ~ more recently updated recipes ~ Please say I'm not the last cook on earth to know about the 15-bean soup recipe straight from the bag of beans. If so, oops, so sorry! But if Hurst's HamBeens are a new 'convenience product' for readers too, you'll be thanking me! My friend Mary passed on Hurst's 15-bean soup recipe tip while feeding ideas about how to use up pounds of leftover smoked ham. (Literally, pounds. At Christmas somehow the butcher sent me home with a 14-pound ham instead of the 7-pound ham ordered.) [ Note to Vegetarians ] Along with a great recipe, the bean package includes northern, pinto, large lima, blackeye, garbanzo, baby lima, green split pea, kidney, cranberry, small white, pink, small red, yellow split

Broccoli with Sautéed Garlic ♥

Today's vegetable recipe: In one skillet, fresh broccoli braised in broth and soy sauce; garlic (and ginger and almonds) sautéed in sesame oil. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1 point. After nearly three years of obessing over discovering new vegetable recipes, it's not easy to find new ways to cook broccoli, especially because for every day recipes (and especially for everyday January recipes), I'm picky: ingredients must come from the pantry or the friDge, calories must be reasonable, prep must be minimal. This broccoli recipe fits the bill! The recipe comes from an Atkins diet cookbook which I picked up awhile back to cook from for my dad when he visits so, as written, it's more generous with fat and nuts than suits my Weight Watchers sensibility. Luckily, it adapts beautifully for both diet regimes. I used half the oil (just a tablespoon) and next time will entirely skip the almonds for they really got lost amid the garlic and broccoli. That makes this low-carb and low-