Skinny Southern Style Green Beans
Why I Love This Recipe
In my quest to eat healthy and have "this time" be the "last time" I start on this journey, I realized that baked chicken and steamed broccoli was NOT going to cut it. In order for me to really stick with a healthier lifestyle I was going to have to create food that, (wait for it) actually tasted good. Now I know what you're thinking, can this be possible? Can you eat good food and still lose weight? The answer to that is HEll YEAH! (excuse my excitement).
Now let me say something first, learning how to eat healthy and retraining your taste buds takes effort. You're not going to go from extra quesso to extra quinoa overnight, but that's okay. The goal is to make a lifestyle change, not a 6 month change or a "Just until I fit into a size 6 change". This lead me to come up with recipes that still tasted good but allowed me to live a healthier lifestyle. To have better skin and more energy and actually know that my body is performing the way it should.
Now that I have rambled, lets get down to business...Green Bean Business. This recipe, though a "skinny" version does not lack on any flavor. I swapped out butter for coconut oil and regular bacon for turkey bacon. I bet money that you could bring these green beans to any family gathering and no one would know that these aren't bacon fat, salt infused green beans. Enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think. And Remember, Eat Clean, Be Sexy.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 pound of fresh, washed, Green Beans with the ends cut off
One Sweet Onion chopped
2 Can of low sodium Vegetable Stock
4-5 pieces of cooked turkey bacon chopped
3 cloves of Garlic, minced
Red Pepper Flake
1. In a large sauce pan add a tablespoon of coconut oil over medium high heat
2. Once pan has been heated add, Sweet Onion, Garlic and season with salt and pepper
3. Cook until Onion and Garlic become translucent toss in washed and cut Green Beans
4. Drizzle with olive oil and allow Beans, Onion and Garlic to cook in pan for 3 to 5 minutes
5. Add in chopped Turkey Bacon and make sure Bacon, Onion, and Garlic are evenly distributed in pan.
6. Add can of Vegetable Stock and allow pot to simmer for 20 minutes or until green beans are almost done (if Vegetable Stock runs out before green beans are cooked add more in 1/4 of a cup increments until Beans are thoroughly cooked)
7. Season to taste with red pepper flake, garlic powder and salt and pepper