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Christmas green beans are dressed up with pimentos and chopped pecans that are caramelized in butter and honey. A simple, healthy side dish to complete your family dinner.
Green beans are the one vegetable side dish that my whole family agrees upon. Whether they are in a casserole, cooked with potatoes in a slow cooker or coated with bread crumbs, they always get devoured!
Green beans are my favorite veggie when I’m eating a comfort meal. These Christmas Green Beans with Toasted Pecans are buttery, sweetened with a touch of honey, and have a touch of garlic flavor.
If your kids will eat green beans like mine do, you may be wondering if they are a good vegetable to eat. Green beans have many health benefits such as fiber, potassium, protein, folate, iron and zinc. They are low in calories, are a great source of Vitamin C, can help fight infection and boost your immune system. They sound like a superfood, right?
If you have fresh green beans from your garden, awesome! Use them. But what if your only choice is frozen green beans? Studies have shown that frozen vegetables have just as many nutrients as fresh. Vegetables are frozen at their peak, preserving all of those good vitamins and nutrients for you. If you’d like to read up more on this, here is a great article.
I like using frozen fine green beans in all of my green bean side dishes, whether they’re simply steamed or dressed up. I pick them up in the freezer section at Aldi (my grocery store that I don’t know what I’d do without!). They’re so good that guests always mistake them as fresh green beans. They’re delicious!
This healthy green bean recipe makes a great holiday side dish for your Christmas dinner.
These green beans will be slightly crispy. If you’d like, you can steam the green beans first which will result in a softer green bean.
This recipe makes about 5 servings and will be ready in under 15 minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Green beans go so well with classic comfort foods! Here are a few of our favorites: