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Simple Green Beans

 Simple Green Beans
Simple seasonings give the popular vegetable a distinctive, tasty twist. They go well with many meals.—Marge Killmon, Annandale, Virginia
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1-1/4 cups cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Dash ground ginger


  • In a saucepan, saute beans in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add
  • water. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until beans
  • are crisp-tender. Drain; toss with soy sauce and ginger. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 64 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.