What is a green bean recipe for people with diabetes?

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


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


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

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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