Chive Green Beans

Chive Green Beans Recipe
Karry Hosford
Leave green beans whole for a restaurant-caliber look. Or try this recipe with other vegetables, such as steamed carrots or fresh asparagus. This dish is a good example of how you should consider grams of fat as well as the percentage of calories from fat, which here is more than 30%. Yet the 1.9 grams of fat in the recipe is low.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 53
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 1.9 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 7.1 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 175 mg
Calcium 58 mg

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from steamer; toss with remaining ingredients.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Maureen Callahan,

March 2004
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