Are you trying to add more veggies to your eating plan? How about some fresh beans on your plate? Let me share 3 ideas with you to help you incorporate them into your weekly menus.
1. You can eat green beans raw. Wash them in cold water and place the beans in a colander. One by one you can snap off the ends of the beans and keep the beans whole. They make a crunchy tool for dipping into hummus. If you use a flavored hummus like red pepper hummus, kale pesto hummus or garlic hummus, the crunchy beans will be quite flavorful. Use them as a snack or take them to work as part of your lunch.
2. Trim the beans as you did in idea #1. Place the beans in a steamer. Choose a pot that the colander will fit into. Pour water into the bottom of the pan until you have about an inch of water. Boil the water until the steam cooks the beans. Try them after a few minutes until they reach the tenderness that you enjoy. Take the beans out of the steamer and place them in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of one fresh lemon on the beans followed by a spray of olive oil Toss the beans so that they are covered with the oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Cook your favorite brown rice. Put aside in a covered bowl to keep it warm.
Saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat. Add chopped red pepper, onions, chopped ginger and green beans cooking until tender. Stir often. Add the brown rice and continue to stir. You will smell the scent of the garlic mixing with the other ingredients. You may add soy sauce for more flavor to your taste.
If you have a favorite green bean recipe, send the recipe to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try it and post your recipe on my Facebook page..