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  • Parmesan Green Beans

A side dish so tasty, children won’t even know it’s good for them

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals


  • 1 Tbsp  olive oil

  • 1 tsp  garlic, minced (about 1 clove) (or ¼ tsp garlic powder)

  • 1   small onion, thinly sliced (about ½ C)

  • 1 bag  (16 oz) frozen green beans

  • 1 C  low-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ C  grated parmesan cheese

  • ¼ tsp  ground black pepper

calories 95
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 117 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 9 g
Potassium 293 mg
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine olive oil and garlic in a large saucepan. Cook until garlic is soft, but not browned (about 30 seconds).

  • 2
    Add onion, and continue to cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat until soft.

  • 3
    Add green beans and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes, until the beans are heated through.

  • 4
    Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and pepper, and serve.

Chefs in TrainingChildren can help sprinkle with cheese and pepper.

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