Green Bean Stir-Fry

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This uber-healthy side dish packs a flavor punch, as well.

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.

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Green Bean Stir-Fry

This recipe is a healthy take on stir-fry, a favorite Asian-style dish that now you can enjoy guilt-free.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound green beans cleaned and stem end trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey divided
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce low-sodium, optional tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 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!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 296mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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