Pretty Almond Green Beans Recipe
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Pretty Almond Green Beans Recipe

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“The traditional flavors of green beans, mushrooms and onions without the calories of traditional green-bean casseroles! This dish is light, festive and easy to put together. It's become a holiday tradition at our house.” Vikki Peck - Poland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the pepper, mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Drain beans; stir into vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pretty Almond Green Beans in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p51

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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