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Steamed Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Lemon


steamed green beans with pine nuts
Steamed Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans are one of the few types of beans that are eaten while still fresh. They are rich in Vitamins especially the K, C and A ones. The green beans also provide good levels of magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, phosphorus, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin. Last but not least after providing all the above mentioned nutrients, the green beans are quite low in calories which makes them perfect for a weight loss meal.

Among the benefits provided by the green beans I remind: healthy bone maintenance (vitamin K), offer cardiovascular protection (vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, folate, magnesium), anti-inflamatory effect, colon health and others.

Here is a food recipe that includes the green beans along pine nuts and lemon and it is very easy to cook. The following green beans recipe contains 68 calories, 4 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein.

Steamed Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Lemon – Ingredients
4 ounces of green beans
1 tablespoon of pine nuts
1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest
1 tablespoon of pine nuts
Pinch of salt
pinch of Pepper

Steamed Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Lemon – Recipe
Place the green beans on fire and steam them for 3-4 minutes. After that add zest of lemon, olive oil, pine nuts, salt and pepper. You can use this green beans recipe as a garnish for fish and chicken meals.

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