Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipe: Green Beans Amandine
This recipe is a great choice for any meal, but is especially helpful to have during the holidays. It quick, healthy and tastes delicious!
Keep your hands off the plate in the picture! Try something a little healthier like Green Beans Amandine!
Green Beans Amandine
Serving Size: ½ Cup
- 1 lb fresh or frozen French-style green beans, trimmed
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 tsp chopped garlic (about 1 clove)
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepot. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook until bright green and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to a bowl of ice water, then drain.
2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, about 1 minute. Add the sliced almonds and cook until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and cook until light golden brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice.
3. Add the green beans to the skillet and toss until coated. Season with salt. Toss until the green beans are heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove the green beans to a warm serving plate.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 72, Fat: 4 g (saturated fat: 0 g), Cholesterol: 1 mg, Protein: 2 g, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sodium: 101 mg, Sugar: 3 g
Diabetic Exchange: Green Beans – 1 starch, 1 fat