Conventional stir-fry recipes are a healthy eater’s nightmare. They call for a boatload of oil and high-sodium soy sauce. This clean version uses one tablespoon of oil and two tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce, ingredients sure to wash away any nutrition-related guilt.
Uber-healthy green beans star in this recipe. These tender legumes are a rich source of vitamins and minerals that boast an impressive amount of antioxidants and provide cardiovascular benefits. Honey adds a hint of sweetness while garlic and pepper give the dish a zesty kick. This simple Green Bean Stir-Fry steals a mere 10 minutes from your day. It’s a flavorful, vitamin-rich veggie dish that makes the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 95 | Total Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 296mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 9g | Protein: 3g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |
- 1 pound green beans, cleaned and stem end trimmed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped red onions
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, optional tamari
- 1 tablespoon honey, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Chop cleaned and trimmed beans into bite-sized pieces.
- Add oil in a skillet over medium heat and add onions and 1/2 tablespoon honey. Cook for 5 minutes until browned and softened.
- Add green beans and cook for a minute more. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
- Add water, soy sauce, remaining honey, salt, cayenne and black pepper. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes, covered, until liquid is evaporated and beans are tender. Serve and enjoy!
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