An Easy But Tasty Side

Just as the recipe title conveys, this is an incredibly easy side to make. A lot of people like green beans that cook on the stove all day in a ton of spices and maybe some bacon grease or fat. That’s obviously not the healthiest way to enjoy them! This recipe allows you to feel like you’re eating green beans that have cooked all day (when in reality they’ve cooked less than 10 minutes).

Green Bean Benefits

Green beans are bursting with health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and colon cancer. They provide a big boost to your immune system and can help the body eliminate harmful free radicals. They’re good for eye and bone health and help regulate the digestive process. They’re also low-calorie and full of vitamins and minerals.

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Better Than Bouillon

Gone are the days you need to use a super salty bouillon cube or fill your fridge shelves with several different kinds of stock thanks to a product called Better than Bouillon Concentrated Stocks that comes in a convenient 3.5 ounce resealable glass jar. Flavors include roasted chicken, roasted beef, and seasoned vegetables. They’re organic and low in fat and sodium (⅓ less salt than ordinary bouillons). You can buy them online, as well as in wholesale markets and supermarkets. This stuff is seriously incredible. You can dilute it to make your own broth, but it’s also great in the context we’re using it below…to add a rich flavor to vegetables.

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Easy Peasy Green Beans (Serves 4)

1 12oz. bag of steam-able green beans

Cooking spray

1 medium white onion, finely diced

1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Flavor

Directions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Sauté onions until translucent.
  3. Meanwhile, steam green beans in microwave per instruction based on microwave watts.
  4. When beans are finished, add to skillet with onions. Stir to combine.easypeasygreenbeans2.jpg
  5. Add Better than Bouillon and incorporate well into vegetables. Sauté until beans and onions are roasted to desired doneness.
  6. Divide evenly into four servings.

Recipe Notes

  • This can be done with any steamable bag of vegetables or any cut of green beans.
  • The onions aren’t totally necessary, so if you don’t like them leave them out.
  • Better than Bouillon has both beef and chicken flavors. Use the one that matches the meat you’re using for your main dish. They also make a vegetarian base you can use.

 

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