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Stewed Green Beans

    stewed green beans

    Today’s recipe was inspired by my many visits to Greek Town in Chicago. Stewed green beans are a classic side dish and one of the most simple recipes to make at home. Low calorie, bursting in flavor and full of nutrients – this dish is a win win.

    Fun Fact: Cooked tomatoes have more health benefits than raw tomatoes! According to ScientificAmerican.com, studies show that the amount of lycopene rose 30% after just 30 minutes of cooking. Apparently the heat helps break down the thick cell walls of the tomatoes which helps the body better absorb the nutrients.

    Lycopene Health Benfits:

    • Fights many forms of cancer including prostate
    • Helps boost fertility
    • Reduces the risk of heart disease
    • Protects the skin from sun burn
    • Prevents diabetes

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    stewed green beans

    Stewed Green Beans

    4.78 stars average
    Stewed green beans are a classic side dish and one of the most simple recipes to make at home.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 45 mins
    TOTAL: 55 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 lb green beans (cut in 2 in pieces)
    • 1 medium onion (diced)
    • 14 oz diced tomatoes
    • 14 oz tomato sauce
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper

    Instructions
     

    • Add all ingredients to a large sauce pot and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer, with the lid, for 30-45 minutes.

    Notes

    Good source of vitamins A and C

    Nutrition

    Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3.8gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 583mgFiber: 3.8g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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