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Dijon-glazed Green Beans

If you entertain for the holidays, then thoughts of what you might serve up this year are probably flickering across your mind. Just because you're trying to stay healthy doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor for you OR your guests! These green beans put a delicious pop of flavor and twist on traditional green beans that can be enjoyed by anyone at any time of the year!

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 TBSP grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 oz. walnuts, toasted and chopped

For the Dijon glaze:

  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (approx 1 good squeeze of half a lemon)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 packet Stevia (or other zero calorie sweetener)

Instructions

  1. Toast chopped walnuts at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Watch closely and don't overcook. Remove and set aside.
  2. Whisk Dijon glaze ingredients in a small dish and set aside.
  3. Place green beans in a pot of boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain beans and rinse with cold water (this stops the cooking process)
  5. Place butter in skillet on Med-High. Add green beans and toss for 4 minutes, until heated through.
  6. Turn off heat.
  7. Toss green beans in Dijon glaze and toasted walnuts.
  8. Enjoy!

Makes 3 Servings | One Serving: 8 oz. green beans | Replaces: 1 vegetable; 1 healthy fat

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