Green Beans Amandine

Technology makes it easier to steam vegetables. You can buy fresh or frozen packages designed for microwaving without the need to pick the stems or even wash the beans.


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen whole green beans

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • Butter-flavored cooking spray


Microwave beans according to package directions. Spray sliced almonds lightly with butter-flavored cooking spray and toast lightly in a small nonstick frying pan. Add to cooked beans.

Serves 6

Each serving contains about 95 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 28 mg sodium.

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