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Green Beans – A Super Food


Green beans are a great side dish for your dinner!  With Thanksgiving coming up it’s a great healthy addition to your family meal!

Why it’s a super food:

  • Green beans are low in calories, with about 45 calories per cup.
  • Green beans are high in fiber and potassium.
  • Green beans contain Vitamins A, C, and K.

Try this great quinoa, almond and green bean salad!


1 cup dry quinoa (prepared)

1 pound green beans, washed, with ends trimmed

1/2 cup toasted almonds

Sea salt – to taste

Olive oil – to taste


Fill a large pot with water (leaving room for green beans).  Add pinch of salt and bring to a boil.  Add beans and boil for about 2 minutes.  Drain in colander, rinse with cold water. Chop beans into smaller pieces, toss with almonds and olive oil. Serve over quinoa.  Serves 4.


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