Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

Healthy green bean recipes make wonderful side dishes and holiday plates. This low calorie skillet green bean recipe is just 59 calories for a cup, and both delicious and impressive.

You can make a recipe for green beans with almonds in just 20 minutes or less. This fresh green bean recipe will quickly become your favorite side dish!

Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

The traditional green bean casserole recipe is over 150 calories, but this healthy green bean recipe is just 59 calories for a full cup.

Skip the green bean casserole recipes and make these healthy green bean recipes instead.

This low calorie, easy green bean recipe can be made in just 20 minutes, and is only 59 calories per cup!

Healthy Green Bean Recipes

This green beans recipe is quick, easy and impressive. So elegant you could serve this at a fancy restaurant, but so easy you’ll want to make this string bean recipe weekly.

Learn how to cook green beans without adding excess calories and fat with my healthy tips and tricks. We’ve even added a boost of protein to this green bean healthy recipe with some crunchy almonds.

Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

We made these green been recipes healthy so you have an alternative to the fatty green bean casserole recipes people often make at the holidays.

Plus… a bonus to making this best green bean recipe for a holiday dinner. It’s heavenly when you drizzle a bit of gravy over it!

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Healthy Green Bean Recipes (shopping list!)
  • How to Cook Green Beans
  • Healthy Green Bean Recipes (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Green Beans

You can make healthy recipes with green beans year around. And once you try this yummy French beans recipe, and see just how easy it is to make on a weeknight. You’ll be making it weekly!

This article for healthy green bean recipes will supply you with all you need to make the best green beans recipe… ever.

With a shopping list, printable recipe card, how to guide and more, this is the easiest stovetop green beans you’ll ever make!

Ingredients in Healthy Green Bean Recipes

This sautéed green bean recipe is so easy and quick. To make it even easier, you’ll find a shopping list below.

I recommend taking a screenshot of this shopping list for fresh string beans recipe so that you have it at your fingertips the next time you go shopping.

Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

My trick to making this green bean recipe healthy… Olive oil spray!

Plus, we’ve added protein rich almonds and flavorful zero calorie garlic to make these fresh green bean recipes delicious and low in calories.

Shopping List for Green Bean Recipe:

Now that you have your green bean recipe shopping list, let’s move onto how to cook string beans in a skillet.

These green bean healthy recipes can be made in just 20 minutes, with just 5 ingredients. Up next… how to cook green beans on the stovetop.

How to Cook Green Beans

String bean recipes can be very easy and fast. These healthy green bean recipes are made in just 20 minutes, making them easy enough for weeknight cooking.

This recipe for green bean with almonds goes great with roasted chicken, salmon, steak and even pork chops. Plus… it makes a wonderful holiday dish!

Healthy Green Bean Recipes | Fresh String Bean Recipe

This skillet green bean recipe is so easy to make. And should you desire to make it easier, you can skip toasting the almonds in step one. It adds an extra crunch, and a lovely flavor… But if you’re short on time you can skip this step and still have a delicious side dish.

How to Cook Green Beans:

  1. Heat a dry pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast for 2-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Move to a plate to cool.
  2. Place the pan back on the burner, raise the heat to medium-high heat and spray with olive oil.
  3. Add green beans and cook, stirring often until the beans start to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Mix in garlic and salt and cook, stirring constantly until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add water and cover immediately. Cook covered until the beans are bright green and crisp tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Now that you know how to cook green beans on the stovetop, let’s move onto the sharable recipe card.

There you’ll find measurements, directions, green bean nutrition and more.

Up next, the recipe card for healthy green bean recipes…

Healthy Green Bean Recipes

This healthy side dish will impress your guests and your family.

Easy enough for weeknight cooking, but elegant enough for holiday meals, this recipe for green beans will quickly become one of your favorite recipes.

You can skip the toasting of the almonds to save more time and effort. Just top with sliced raw almonds. It won’t be as pretty or toasty, but it will still be yummy and packed full of nutrition.

Healthy Green Bean Recipes

Healthy Green Bean with Almonds and Garlic

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Healthy green bean recipes are wonderful side dishes for holiday gatherings, or just weeknight cooking.
This quick and easy green bean recipe is low in calories and can be made in just 20 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 5 servings
Calories 59 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1.5 pounds green beans trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • Heat a dry pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast for 2-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Move to a plate to cool.
  • Add the pan back to the burner, raise the heat to medium-high heat and spray with olive oil.
  • Add green beans and cook, stirring often until the beans start to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and salt and cook, stirring constantly until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add water and cover immediately. Cook covered until the beans are bright green and crisp tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6gProtein: 3.1gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword green beans, holiday, holiday meal, Side Dish
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Up next, calories and nutrition in green beans…

Nutrition and Calories in Green Beans

Not all green bean recipes are made the same way, and we have cut lots of calories with our tricks and tips for healthy cooking.

So if you are looking for a low calorie, yummy string bean recipe… be sure to check out the recipe card above!

Calories in Green Beans

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