Are you looking for ways to add more greens into your diet? When you cook delicious recipes, it’s easy to eat vegetables. These green beans are some of my favorite.
Mmm… Green beans are some of my favorite vegetables. I personally love to pair them with a steak. Although green beans are technically legumes, I still include them occasionally in my diet because of their good nutritional profile.
My roommate, McCayn, and I cooked a LOT this year. Starting college made us decide if we wanted to eat healthy and save money, or eat crap, get fat, and waste money. It was an obvious decision for us. At first McCayn thought she was terrible at cooking anything. Because of our desire for variety, McCayn brought some great ideas to our menus (yes menus, we create them on Sundays). One of the first things she cooked for me was green beans, and they were actually really good. She makes them similar to this recipe but tops them with toasted almonds.
Cooking Tip: Add the toasted almonds to the top of these for some extra crunch. Just take sliced almonds on a cookie sheet, and place them in the oven for a few minutes on broil.
- 2lb Fresh green beans
- 2-4 Tablespoons pasture butter
- 4 Cloves of garlic, minced
- Sliced almonds (optional)
- Salt and lemon pepper, to taste
- Wash beans thoroughly and snap ends off.
- Place green beans in ½"-1" of water and bring to a boil (covered with top) for 3 minutes.
- Drain green beans in colander.
- Place butter in skillet and bring to low heat.
- Sautee garlic in butter.
- Add green beans and toss for 2-3 minutes.