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What is a green bean recipe for people with diabetes?

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This side dish offers a perfect combo for people with diabetes. Green beans are full of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant -- and almonds are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, also an antioxidant. Even better: The dish is delicious.

Green Beans Amandine

Ingredients

1 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp oregano leaves, chopped (or 1 tsp dried oregano)
1 cup frozen white pearl onions, thawed
2 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
2 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted, lightly crushed

Directions

1. In large skillet, heat butter over medium-high. Swirl to coat bottom of pan.
2. Add beans and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Add broth, oregano, and pearl onions.
4. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes, or until the beans are tender crisp.
5. In small non-stick skillet, dry-roast almonds over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally.
6. Sprinkle beans with sliced and crushed almonds.

Makes 6 servings

Calories 45.5
Total Carbs 5.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Potassium 119.1 mg
Protein 1.3 g
Sodium 51.3 mg
 

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