Garlic Green Beans

Need a guiltless healthy side dish this holiday season? Then look no further than garlic green beans, the perfect side to any entre dish for this holiday season.

1 serving of vegetables.



  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste



  1. In a medium saucepan, add beans and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 8-10 minutes until tender crisp.
  2. Drain beans and set aside.
  3. In a nonstick pan, saute garlic in cooking spray until light brown.  Add beans and toss to coat.
  4. Remove beans from heat and place beans in a serving dish. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper to taste.


Makes 4 servings (about ¾ cup each)


Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 40
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Sugar: 4g

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