Orange Infused Green Beans

Steph Wagner

February 1, 2017

Orange Infused Green Beans


Bariatric friendly vegetable side dish

I really love the fresh flavor the orange provides in this somewhat basic green bean dish.

Let’s face it, side dishes often get the ‘back burner’ (pun intended) because the protein requires more focus! Something simple like changing the flavor profile to include a fresh citrus taste can take a boring vegetable to a welcomed change of pace!

Yes you can certainly do this with lemon which is often found as a flavor add to green beans. In fact I enjoy fresh lemon with a tablespoon of slivered almonds with green beans.

Even if you find yourself going for green beans often because it seems like the simple choice, add a little citrus to liven things up!

Orange Infused Green Beans | Weight Loss Surgery Side Dish | FoodCoach.Me
Orange Infused Green Beans | Weight Loss Surgery Side Dish | FoodCoach.Me

Orange Infused Green Beans

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American, Stove Top
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 small orange
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Snap ends off green beans and rinse. Pat dry. Remove peel off orange and cut into strips.
  • Fill a medium pot with water and heat until boiling. Add green beans and orange peel. Boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Drain green beans and season with salt and pepper. Squirt a small amount of fresh orange over beans and toss to combine all the flavors. Serve with lean protein.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 40kcal | Protein: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Orange Infused Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 284mg8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 837IU17%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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