Tag team back again with Janey’s snack bag Part II.
Check out the Janey Brown’s Snack Bag Part 1 here
In our latest video I dive back in and check out Janey’s new snack bag, probation is over and it’s time to see if she cleaned up her game. Check below for an explanation on some of the topics discussed in the video. (Including why beans and chickpeas give you gas and what you can do about it.)
Janey has made some major improvements to her snack bag, she has traded in her “mystery” meat sticks for raw vegetables and hummus. A concern of Janey’s that
Firstly, beans and legumes are a great source of plant-based protein and are a staple in any whole foods nutrition plan, particularly for vegetarians and vegans. Beans and legumes are rich in both insoluble
There CAN be some downsides to eating beans and legumes. One thing I have to mention is that everyone is unique. How one person metabolizes beans can be completely different than another. Certain individuals will experience no adverse side effects while others have major concerns such as gas and bloating.
There are several reasons why beans and legumes can cause gas and
The good news is that there are always solutions…
One solution would be to take a supplement containing the enzyme capable of breaking up oligosaccharides. There are several products out there, for
Another solution (my personal
A third solution is to try fermenting or sprouting beans, this will typically cause
Another reason for bloating and gas associated with beans could be a diet low in
Cooking Instructions for cooking your own beans:
Step 1: Soak beans for a minimum of 8 hours in cold water, leave in refrigerator.
Step 2: Drain and rinse the beans(discard water beans soaked in)
Step 3: To a large saucepan add 3 cups of fresh (unsalted) water to every 1 cup of beans, bring water to a boil in cover pot and then reduce to simmer, tilt cover to add steam out and cook until beans are tender (depending on the bean can be up to 1 hour). Check regularly.
***If you are going to eat canned beans I recommend the brand Eden Organic because they use Kombu in their cooking process.
Classic Hummus Recipe:
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 4 tsp. tahini
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- chopped parsley to top.
1. Follow instructions above for soaking and cooking chickpeas.
2. Add garlic cloves to food processor and pulse until minced,
3. Add chickpeas, tahini, salt, lemon juice. Pulse and
4. When mixed top with paprika and chopped parsley.
The other snacks featured in this video:
Prana Trail Mixes: The key is to choose trail mix with a higher percentage of unsalted/unsweetened nuts and seeds and a lower percentage of dried fruit or chocolate. I will admit that I do love the Prana-
Prana Coconut Chips: I love coconut and as mentioned in the video, coconut is a great source of healthy fats.
Beretta Farms Beef Jerky: This product is great for those jerky and meat stick lovers out there. Not only is the family amazing,
Green Juice: I usually make my own but there are also a ton of different places that offer green juices such
I hope you enjoyed this video. Please leave your comments and let us know what is in your snack bag!