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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
- 4 slices bacon chopped
- 1 red onion diced
- 8 small potatoes quartered
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 2 pounds frozen green beans
- 1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Rub
- Cook bacon in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp; remove bacon from pan and set aside.
- Sauté onion in bacon fat over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Add potatoes and continue to sauté until they are lightly browned on the outside.
- Whisk together broth and red wine vinegar and add to the skillet. Cover and steam the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until they are fork-tender, adding more water if necessary.
- Once potatoes are cooked through, toss in green beans and Montreal Steak Rub and sauté 3-5 minutes or until green beans are tender.
- 200 Calories (kcal)
- 6 Fat (g)
- 2 Saturated Fat (g)
- 31 Carbohydrates (g)
- 5 Fiber (g)
- 5 Sugar (g)
- 6 Protein (g)
- 10 Cholesterol (mg)
- 210 Sodium (mg)
Green beans contains about twice the amount of iron as compared to spinach. Iron is a component of red blood cells which is essential to transport oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. If you are struggling with anemia, dripping energies or low metabolism - then green beans is the magical food you need.
Green Beans are great for Skin, hair and nails. This nutritional powerhouse can do wonders for your skin, hair and nails. Green beans are loaded with an easily absorbed type of silicon, which are important for the formation of healthy connective tissues and strengthening nails and boosting skin health.
According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ green beans are abundant in Vitamin K, which activates osteocalcin which is the main non-collagen protein found in bones. This compound locks calcium molecules together inside bone, strengthening them from within.
Green Beans protects against free radical damage. The beans are loaded with antioxidants preventing the free radical damage activity. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. These molecules can bind together and form chains which can affect important cellular components making them function poorly and causing them to die. In worse cases it can also trigger heart ailments and cancers. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants. Green beans with their high quantum of antioxidants can prevent the activity. The book ‘Healing Food’ notes, “ Levels of antioxidants lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin and neoxanthin are comparable to those in carotenoid –rich vegetables, such as carrots”
Green beans with its strong diuretic properties can serve as a great detox and help rid your body from unwanted toxins.
Have them alone or add them to your salads, soups or stews or serve as a side dish. You can also pair them with your meat and poultry. It is better to have them whole and not cut them to preserve their nutritional contents. So what are you waiting for? Load up on these healthy greens already!