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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Almond French Beans

Almond is considered one of the free food with low calories and health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart attack and lowering "bad" cholesterol. 
This recipe makes 6 servings.

CALORIES: 78 calories for 3/4 cups

500 grams of french beans or one packet.
Half red pepper, sliced thinly
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (you make use canned button mushroom)
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted.
1 teaspoon of soy sauce

  1. Placed almonds in the toaster and toast for about 3-4 minutes until crunchy. Slice the almond after well toasted. 
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil and saute the onion until slightly translucent and able to smell it. Add red pepper and mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes. Add french beans and saute until red pepper, mushrooms and french bean are cooked and slightly tender. 
  3. Add soy sauce and pepper to taste and mix the toasted almonds in.  
  • You may boil the french beans and let it simmer for 4-7 minutes instead.
  • Be careful not to saute the french beans for too long as it gets overcook easily. 
  • Recipe adapted from Vikki Peck under "The Comfort Food Diet" but I made slight changes.  


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