One of the most carb-friendly veggies out there, green beans can be prepared a number of different ways and pairs well with a lot of different ingredients.
Simply put, green beans should be a staple in your low-carb diet. A serving of green beans puts the following into your body: Just 20 calories, no fat, 1 gram of protein, 2 grams of natural sugar, 2 grams of dietary fiber and just 4 grams of carbs - GOOD carbs!
If you're not eating green beans because the only way you know how to eat them is how your mother prepared them..... Opening up a can and dumping the contents, water and all, into a sauce pot and heating them up (BORING!)...... Shame on you!
And what else do green beans do? They add life to the low carb menu. Here's a great recipe that tastes delicious, a step up from Mom's standard green beans or Aunt Kathy's green bean casserole at Thanksgiving.
- One 14.5 ounce can of cut green beans, drained
- Three strips of bacon, rough chopped
- One Tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat up a medium sized frying pan over medium heat, throw in the chopped bacon. When the bacon starts to brown, drain off some grease, then introduce the remaining ingredients. Saute all that greatness together for another couple minutes or until you have crispy bacon, the beans are getting a bit of caramelization and that Parmesan cheese is looking golden brown and delicious. The only carbs in this dish are from the green beans and everything is better with bacon!