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Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

This recipe has super powers. Although the recipe is very simple in nature, don't be fooled, this dish is full of great things! The beans are not only a great source of protein (4g per serving in this recipe!), but they are low in carbohydrates. The beans technically have 17g of carbs but also a whopping 7.6g of fibre, so the net carb count is actually less than 10g! Sweet deal! Normally, I am not a big fan of adding any salt to a dish unless absolutely necessary, but in this case, the salt boosts the lemon flavour. If you wish, you can compleltely eliminate the salt and the dish will still have a good taste. There is a hint of of olive oil, which gives this dish some good fats. This recipe also goes very well with a dash of garlic (clove) and a sprinkle of cracked black pepper.

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Servings: 2 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


INGREDIENTS

400g of cut green beans, raw

3 teaspoons of olive oil

1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

1 lemon

3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

​NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)
Calories (per serving) 115
Fat 5.6g
​Sodium 303mg
Carbohydrate 17g
​Fibre 7.6g
Protein 4g
Calcium 82g
​Iron 2mg
​Potassium 458mg

PREPARATION 

Wash your green beans in cold water. If they are not pre-cut, snip off the hard ends and then cut the bean in half.

Add water to steamer pot and put on the burner, with medium-high heat. 

Add green beans to steamer and cover with lid.

Cook beans for approximately 10 minutes, or until tender-crisp. 

Add olive oil to a frying pan, with medium-low heat. 

Add steamed beans to the frying pan with olive oil.

Toss a few times to coat the beans.

​Sprinkle salt all over green beans. 

Toss again to coat the beans.

Remove from pan and plate.

Squeeze 1/2 lemon per serving and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. 

ENJOY! 

Bunny xxx

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