I ran across a huge can of clams at Smart & Final, and have been wondering how to prepare them low carb. I love New England Clam Chowder, but the potatoes are not a major part of my diet, so if I made it the traditional way, I'd have to limit my portions - which I didn't want to do! So, I thought "what could I substitute for the potatoes that would give it the same texture, and be lower in carbohydrates?" BEANS, of course! Half protein, half carb, loads of fiber and nutrition. Today was my first try at making it this way. It's not as thick, but the flavor is identical!