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French-Style Green Beans

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed and strings removed
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free margarine
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 49
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.1 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 113 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Slice beans in half lengthwise. Melt margarine in a large skillet. Add beans, and sauté 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

  2. Combine cornstarch and water; pour over beans. Cook, tossing gently, 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice. Just before serving, sprinkle with toasted almonds.

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