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Chick Pea flour??2014-12-03T19:58:23+00:00
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  • Nansense
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    If chick peas have a low/moderate FP value than is it possible to use chick pea flour? I just started the diet so it is too early for me to try chick peas. Has anyone experimented with this? I know you can make pancakes or a flat bread type dish with it so I’m hoping it might be something I can have in the future.

    sivert
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    Chick peas are listed as high risk in the book (FP is 27 g per 150 g), so it’s probably not a good idea to eat them. Last time I had a small amount of them, I was really sick. I followed the low FODMAP diet at the time, which allows a certain amount – I had about half of that, and that was still way too much.

    But if you are craving pancakes, you could make a pancake batter out of low-FP rice boiled in lactose free milk. When that is cooled off, mix in egg and fry as pancakes. I don’t have a recipe handy, but that’s what is know as “klatkager” in Denmark

    Nansense
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    Thanks, Sivert. Are you from Denmark? I’ve been there and loved it, and the food. The recipe sounds interesting. I’m going to try it after I get a handle on my LPR. I’m hoping this diet works soon.

    ftder
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    Sivert I love that idea! You can also substitute CREAM for the milk in that rice mixture (haha, can you tell I like cream?) I really like things that are less processed. You could also use unsalted butter.

    For a pancake I am going to play with the mixture of eggs/pureed pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a fat such as mild olive oil, melted butter or splash of cream for the pankcake. I always see banana/egg pancake recipes on Paleo blogs, and bananas are a no-go, but pumkin would be a nice addition. For small batches of pankcake you can add an optional pinch of baking powder which would help these ingredients do their thing.

    Nansense
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    How is it that hummus is part of the plan but chick peas are not? Did I miss something. Actually I was surprised when I saw hummus in the list of approved foods as legumes have resistant starch. Beans, in general, give me gas pains. That is why I became interested in the plan. It made sense to me.

    ftder
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    Nansense, check the amount of hummus measured to calculate that particular FP. It is a small amount. Since hummus contains tahini and additiona fats, and is strong in flavor, it is possible with low/no symptoms, that a small amount (as in used as a spread, or a few rice crackers dipped in) might keep people out of symptom range. A cup of chick peas, however would be more problematic. An example would be if it was offered at a party and you had two celery sticks dipped in hummus, V. a bowl of chickpea salad. It is the same strategy that Norm uses when thinking about apples and pears. A single slice or wedge may be ok. A whole apple, maybe not.

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