Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Green Bean Salad - Lunch on "G" Day


So for lunch on "G" day I'm using GREEN BEANS

I made a Green Bean Salad with tomatoes, cucumber and onions. This is such a deliciously light and fresh salad - perfect for summer and packed with nutrition. Yummy!




Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
1/4 english cucumber, cut into thin sticks resembling shape and size of green beans
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
Small handful of sunflower seeds
Olive oil or EVOO, for drizzling
1/2 lemon, juiced
S & P to taste

Directions

Steam green beans in a double-boiler for 3 - 4 minutes. Cold shock beans by running under cold water and drain well. Place beans in a bowl and combine with onions, cucumber, tomato and sunflower seeds. Dress salad with a generous drizzle olive oil and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Season salad with S & P, to taste. 




GREEN BEANS

These powerful beans contain important amounts of the antioxidant mineral manganese. They also contain a wide variety of carotenoids and flavonoids that all have health-supportive antioxidant properties. 

Improvement in levels of blood fats and better protection of these fats from oxygen damage has been shown to result from green bean intake.

There are unique anti-inflammatory benefits that can help with the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


Green Beans, Cooked
(1 cup)

Vitamin D  22.2 %
Manganese  18 %
Vitamin C  16.1 %
Fiber  16 %
Folate  10.3 %
Vitamin B2  9.2 %
Chromium 5.8 %
Magnesium   5.6 %
Calcium  5.5 %
Potassium  5.2 %
Phosphorus  5.1 %
Choline  4.9 %
Vitamin A  4.8 %
Vitamin B3  4.8 %
Protein  4.7 %
Omega-3 Fats  4.5 %
Iron  4.5 %
Vitamin B6  4.1 %
Vitamin E  3.7 %


Are you eating Green Beans?



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