French-Style Green Beans

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 49
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.1g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 113mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg


  • 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


  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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