Pretty Almond Green Beans

Pretty Almond Green Beans | Mimi's Fit Foods

It’s always helpful to have additional ways to serve the same old veggies, right?  I love plain green beans, but these green beans were even better!  Not only do they look pretty in a serving dish, the flavors kind of reminded me of that traditional green bean casserole I see around the holidays . . . minus the gooky cream-of-whatever soup.  This dish is full of antioxidants and it is a great way to get those veggies in our bodies.

Pretty Almond Green Beans
Adapted by Taste of Home, “Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes 2009”

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced thin
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/8 cup sliced almonds, toasted

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.

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.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = Approx. 3/4 Cup)
Calories:  63.3
Protein:  2.5g
Carbs:  10g
Fat:  2.3g (0.3g = Sat)

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