If you know that I love nothing more than easy healthy recipes. And although here is still summer, I especially try to find new and interesting dishes that can be used as healthy sides to your fall meals. So today, I am sharing my Balsamic Parmesan Green Beans recipe to try out this fall.
I am always trying to find new and interesting ways to enjoy my veggies – especially during the fall when there are all kinds of holidays and special events to think about. And I love when I get to spend time with the family. But you can imagine that there is a ton of food involved and it is not all good for me (though it’s soooo delicious). It is sometimes hard to eat completely healthy at these meals. Now I am all about eating in moderation. I mean I sure won’t be completely giving up some of my favorite fall and holiday treats. However, there are some great dishes out there to enjoy that are still healthy.
What I love about this recipe is that it is so simple to prepare, yet there is not a lot of extra fat, calories and other not-so-good-for-you stuff added to the dish like sometimes happens with the traditional green bean casserole. For the purpose of this recipe, I used some of my grandmother’s canned green beans that I drained and rinsed (she uses a lot of salt in her canning). You can use fresh or frozen green beans as well. I also used a custom spice blend, but you can use any italian spice blend.
Balsamic Parmesan Green Beans
A side dish recipe to help you have a healthy day
Prep Time 5 min
Cook time 5 min
Total Time 5 min
- 1 quart canned green beans
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. italian spice
- 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. sugar or sugar substitute
Cook the green beans until done.
While the green beans are cooking, mix the other ingredients in a bowl.
Toss green beans in mixture.
Place in serving bowl, sprinkle with a bit more parmesan and enjoy!