Festive Green Beans


Classifications: Vegetables

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 pound fresh green beans OR

1 16 oz can green beans, drained

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3/4 cup Mexican stewed tomatoes OR

Chunky salsa

Instructions: Cut beans into 2-in pieces; place in a saucepan. Add water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Add the pepper, garlic powder, and tomatoes; heat through.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with fresh beans and salsa and without salt) equals 1-1/2 vegetable; also, 35 calories, 225 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 8 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, trace fat.

Serves: 6

Food Exchanges: