Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Italian Inspired Green Beans

Liven up ordinary green beans with oregano, tomatoes and low fat cheese!


1 pound of fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
2 sticks low fat string cheese or ½ cup low fat mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes* (*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joe's if you are on a gluten-free diet)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
ICB spray or olive oil using olive oil sprayer (if both n/a use a teaspoon of olive oil)
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the green beans until almost done by either boiling them in a pot of water, steaming in a pyrex dish in an half inch of water or even quicker, put them in a Glad® Simply Cooking™ Microwave Steaming Bag and heat on high for about 2-3 minutes. Then set aside. Spray a medium sized pan with ICB or an olive oil sprayer or drizzle very lightly with a teaspoon olive oil and put on medium heat. Add the tomatoes and sauté 3-5 minutes until slightly softened. Add the beans, sprinkle the oregano over the veggies and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes toss in the cheese cubes and add salt and pepper to taste. This dish can be served at room temperature or cold.

Makes 4 servings

Serving size: 1/4th of the recipe Calories 80 Protein 5 g Carb 10 g Fiber 4 g Sugars 3 g Fat 2.5 g saturated fat 1 g Sodium 100 mg

Labels: veggies, vegetarian, sides, Italian, lower carb, lower sodium, lower fat


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