Greens Beans with Toasted Almonds

Heart Healthy Foods for Life.
This side dish is simple, yet delicious.  The almonds add a nice crunchy texture, while the nutmeg gives a nutty flavour.  Best of all, this dish is low in saturated fat, and a very high source of fibre.

Greens Beans with Toasted Almonds


Quantity Ingredients
6 cups green beans, trimmed
1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 tsp nutmeg


In a medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.  Add beans, and steam for 5 to 7 minutes, until beans are bright green, but still slightly crunchy.

Remove from heat and drain.  In a medium bowl, toss cooked beans with almonds and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Serves 4.

Per serving (1.5 cups): 90 cal, 4 g pro, 4 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 13 g carb, 6 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 12 mg sodium

Excellent source of: vitamin K

Good source of: vitamin C, magnesium, potassium

Low in sodium

Low in saturated fat

Low in cholesterol

Very high source of fibre

Source: Leslie Beck's Heart Healthy Foods for Life (2009)