Most people love green beans; if they don’t, make sure they try frozen green beans instead of canned. There’s a significant difference in flavor and texture!
Frozen beans are just as healthy as fresh ones; in some cases they contain even more nutrients, because they’re picked at the peak of freshness and flash-frozen to retain freshness. If the fresh beans are looking a bit weak, try the frozen ones!
Green beans are a low-calorie vegetable (one cup has just over 40 calories), and are high in vitamin C, K and fiber. Enjoy!
Garlic Green Beans
Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook time: 15 minutes
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (16 oz) bag frozen cut green beans
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp Food Club Sugar
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a medium skillet, heat the oil and sauté the beans until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Reduce the heat, and stir in the butter, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. When the butter is melted, add the garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 75, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 134 mg, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 2 g.
© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.