Leeon's mom makes the most delicious homemade tortillas. When you mix this with her homemade pinto beans, you have pure goodness. Bean tacos were Ben's most favorite pre-keto meal.
I wanted to introduce refried beans to him at the beginning of the diet, but I wasn't confident enough to try to formulate her recipe and the kind that come in the can have additives that aren't the keto friendliest. I also knew that the kind in the can would taste different. But the biggest reason I felt the need to hold off was the volume. He was used to eating his fill and to now only get a tiny portion, I was concerned.
So, with the need to recalculate the meals, I thought I would readjust his taco meal to accommodate some beans. We had a long talk about the changes that he would see. I asked him if he would be ok with the fact that he only gets a tiny bit. He couldn't wait to try them!
It was a great night in our house the other night when we finally got it all worked out. He simply giggled while looking at the plate. He couldn't even take a bite for the longest time because he was so excited! But after they hit his lips, he couldn't stop thanking us and giving hi-fives. I think he's told everyone he knows that "beans are on my list!"
Now I just need to figure out how to recreate her homemade ones for him. :)