Nutty Chinese Green Beans

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I love green beans! They are wonderful raw as a snack, steamed or fancied up like this peanut buttery dish.

Green beans are a bit of a little power house as far as stringy little green veggies are concerned. They are low in fat, high in potassium, low net carbs and a decent amount of protein.

Beans are readily available in all grocery stores and very easy to grow. I am sure we all remember growing beans in grade school as a year end project. They grow easily and very quickly in what seems like the most unlikely places, a styrofoam cup.

If you have a whole crowd of people this recipe can be easily doubled and makes a lovely addition to a potluck table.

There are 5.3g net carbs, 4.8g protein and 3 Weight Watchers points per serving.

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Nutty Chinese Green Beans Recipe

By kimmy Published: July 27, 2015

    Calories: 107 | Fat: 6.2g | Protein: 4.8g | Carbs: 9.2g | Fibre: 3.9g | WW Points: 3

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Steam the green beans in a large pot until slightly soft and bright green.
    2. Preheat oven to 350.
    3. Meanwhile, combine the green onions, garlic, ginger, Splenda and soy sauce in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter and sesame oil until mixture is smooth.
    4. Place beans in a small casserole dish, pour the sauce over the beans and mix well. Top with chopped nuts.
    5. Cover and bake for 15 minutes till hot. Season with salt to taste.
      2015-07-27T19:05:53+00:00

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      Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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