Monday, May 19, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Oriental Green Beans

This is my favorite green bean recipe. Healthy and company loves it! I got it from Weight Watchers a long time ago.

Oriental Green Beans

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 garlic cloves, minced

1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook green beans until just tender, 4-5 min.
2. While beans are cooking, in small bowl combine soy sauce, oil, and sugar; set aside.
3. Drain beans; set aside.
4. Spray wok or 10" skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over med-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds. Add green beans; cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well-coated, about 2 min.
5. Add soy sauce mixture; continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 min.

6 servings, 68 cal, 2.4 g fat, 4 g fiber (1 pt.)

Easy and yummy! Try it out and let me know what you think...

And, by the way, I am accomplishing my goals for the week so far. We'll see if that makes a difference by Wed. I do feel mentally better just knowing that I am trying to be healthier.

And I even had chocolate! :)

Lisa :)


  1. Yummy - can't wait to try it!

  2. Oh, I love this! I saw the title on your Blogger profile, and couldn't resist coming over!

    Fresh Green beans are my favorite! And we've just planted a bazillion of them in our garden, so I will be using this for sure!


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