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Salad Carbs

  • 05-06-2019 6:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭

    So I have been trying to have vegetarian salads for my lunch in work.

    Mainly trying to increase my intake of nutritionally dense foods, but having an issue with my carbs.

    I typically use a half can of cooked lentils, along with 200g of leafy greens. But my carbs are typically below my target of 60g. My fat and protein are very easy to manage.

    I was wondering if a full can of leñtils would be too much? I will use leftover roasted vegetables some days.

    But it's the days I just want to throw a salad together for the following day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,901 ✭✭✭Vexorg

    Pasta, rice and cous cous are all good for carbs. I prefer cous cous with salad myself and it’s a little less refined than pasta. If you don’t need quick glucose release, go whole meal pasta, brown/wild rice or cous cous. I prefer the taste of whole meal pasta and brown rice cold rather than their more processed cousins.

    Should be easy enough to calculate your 60g of carb.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,091 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tar.Aldarion

    A full can of lentils is fine, they are quite good for you, just be sure to get variety. Just boiled/roast potatoes and sweet potatoes with nothing on them (no salt/butter/oil) are very good. I get most of my potassium from potatoes alone etc.