Savory Green Beans

  August 1, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

Having a hard time getting your veggies? Or if  you’re looking for a new, more interesting way to get your greens, you’ll want to check this out…

We love green beans.  And surprisingly, although our Mom always served veggies with dinner, she rarely served green beans (and for no particular reason!).  So to this day, they’re still a treat for us!  We love them simply steamed, or prepared in many different ways– and we have an absolutely delish dish in our Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure book  that’s made with dates and almonds—and it bursts with flavor!

As you may know, we weren’t always besties with our greens! If this is news to you, you can read more about how and why we made the switch and that’s why we know it can be challenging to get your share and why we’re always whipping up new veggie dishes to help make it easier for you to get more veggies!  That’s why we made these veggie recipes last week– our Strawberry and Citrus Salad with Avocado  and our Baked Zucchini Boats and our Smoked Paprika Zucchini Chips and recently we’ve gotten several requests from our Paleo pals and meat-eating friends 🙂 for veggie and meat side dishes.  We don’t eat ham, ourselves, so we had our awesome intern, Angelina make this green bean and ham recipe—and she tells us it’s delish! (For our Paleo peeps, we don’t have to tell you to go organic, etc, as you know what to do! 🙂 )
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Savory Green Beans

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This side dish incorporates crispy ham and toasted almonds for a salty and nutty flavor. It’s super easy to make and you’ll be looking for excuses to eat your green beans!

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 16 oz package of frozen green beans

3 oz of sliced deli ham*

½ cup sliced almonds

1 tsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

1.      Prepare the frozen green beans either by steaming, boiling, or cooking in the microwave. Instructions to do each should be on the bag and you can pick your preference.

2. While the green beans are cooking, place the slices of ham in a medium pan and cook on the stovetop until the ham is crispy, making sure to flip the slices until each side is done.3.

3. Spread the sliced almonds on a baking sheet and place them in the toaster oven at 400 degrees until they are a light brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them, as they burn easily!

4. Mix the olive oil in with the green beans, then crumble the crispy ham and sprinkle it over the green beans along with the toasted almonds. Then add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

*Angelina used applewood smoked uncured ham specifically, and the smokiness ended up adding a lot of flavor so she would highly recommend using ham similar to this!

 

Nutrition Facts (per ¾ cup serving)

Calories: 109

Carbohydrates: 6.5 g

Fat: 8 g

Saturated Fat: 0.5 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 7.5 g

Protein: 5.3

Sodium: 95 mg

Sugar: 1.8 g

Fiber: 2.7 g

Savory Green Beans
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz package of frozen green beans
  • 3 oz of sliced deli ham
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare the frozen green beans either by steaming, boiling, or cooking in the microwave. Instructions to do each should be on the bag and you can pick your preference.
  2. While the green beans are cooking, place the slices of ham in a medium pan and cook on the stovetop until the ham is crispy, making sure to flip the slices until each side is done.
  3. Spread the sliced almonds on a metal panbaking sheet and place them in the toaster oven at 400 degrees until they are a light brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them, as they burn easily!
  4. Mix the olive oil in with the green beans, then crumble the crispy ham and sprinkle it over the green beans along with the toasted almonds. Then add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¾ cup Calories: 109 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 6.5 g Sugar: 1.8 g Sodium: 95 mg Fiber: 2.7 g Protein: 5.3 g Cholesterol: 7.5 g

 

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