Traditional Green Bean Casserole is a caloric catastrophe of fat and sodium. Butter, creamed soup and fried onions contribute 21g fat and 1010mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving! Rather than trying to give your guests diabetes a la Paula Deen, let’s place that tasty namesake bean back at the forefront: enjoy our Green Beans Almondine at your next holiday meal. Cut fat, calories and sodium by over 75%!
*As always, please use organic ingredients for YOUR health!
1 tsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 shallots, diced
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
1 1/2 lbs green beans
1 cup sliced mushrooms, diced
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Zest & juice from 1/2 lemon
In skillet over medium-high heat, warm coconut oil, then sauté garlic, almonds and shallots until very lightly browned and fragrant. Careful, almonds can quickly burn. Toss beans and mushrooms in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until beans soften to your liking. Stir again. Season with pinch of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, lemon zest & a squeeze of lemon juice before serving.
|Green Bean Almondine||111||12||6||5||2||31mg|
|Paula Deen’s Green Bean Casserole||279||17||21||5||2||1010mg|
1. Add 1-2 tbsp fresh grated ginger to sauté for an Asian twist
2. Substitute pine nuts for almonds for a northern Italian dish.
3. Also delicious prepared with asparagus instead of green beans.
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