This past semester I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. Even so, I am willing to admit that I have never exactly looked forward to eating my veggies. Yep, it is sad, but true. As a future dietitian though, there is no way I can let myself off the hook that easy. If I am to successfully motivate my future clients to eat veggies, I first need to get myself to successfully eat and enjoy them too! I’ve tried flavoring them with herbs to some success, but wanted to find a healthy way to give them some sweetness too. Luckily, I came across a recipe for Citrus Rosemary Green Beans.
This recipe takes all the wonderful aspects of green beans and makes them even better. Green beans and carrots are brought together and sauteed with orange juice and other ingredients to make for a crisp, healthy, and sweet dish that adults and kids will both enjoy. Give it a try! Your cardiovascular system will thank you.
Green beans are pretty awesome for a number of reasons. For one, they have an amazing “crunch” to them when ate fresh. They are also packed with nutrients. For example, did you know that they are an excellent source of vitamin C and that they also contain a wide variety of carotenoids and flavonoids? Between these and the manganese they contain, green beans pack a powerful antioxidant punch. They also contain vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber, folate, and vitamin B6 – to name just a few of the nutrients on the entire (very long) list of nutrients in green beans.
Another notable green bean benefit is how easy they are to find at your local grocery store no matter the season. And whether they are fresh, frozen, or canned, they can boost your nutrient intake for the day.
What’s your favorite way to serve, eat, and enjoy green beans?