Greek Green Beans – WLS Recipe

Steph Wagner

May 17, 2013

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Greek Green Beans – WLS Recipe

 

Greek Green Beans - WLS Side Dishes

Finding an exciting vegetable side dish is always a challenge. And where I live, finding a vegetable dish that isn’t made with cream or (okay…AND) butter is quite unlikely.

So when your favorite dietitian tells you to focus on lean meats and vegetables, you might be stumped on what to do outside of a can of green beans or an incredibly boring bag of salad.

If you like the salty Mediterranean type flavors that come with feta and olives, you’ll really appreciate this. But…be sure to drink plenty of water so you don’t puff up like a balloon.

Greek Green Beans - WLS Side Dishes

Greek Green Beans - WLS Recipe

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh green beans
  • 1 spray cooking spray
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes. halved
  • 8 kalamata olives, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 oz reduced fat feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  • In a large pan of boiling water, add green beans and cook 4 minutes. Drain.
  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat, coat with cooking spray. Add tomatoes, olives and garlic- cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the green beans. Toss around and remove from heat. Add feta cheese and serve.

Notes

Pair this recipe with a lean protein source.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Greek Green Beans - WLS Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 574IU11%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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