Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Green Beans

My girls love green beans.  I typically just steam them and serve them plain to them as that's been their preference.  Now they like a little seasoning on them and I've found this recipe to be a favorite.  You can boil your beans but I steam mine.  When you boil vegetables they will loose some of their nutrients into the cooking water, which is why we steam them instead.  We want to keep as many nutrients in our veggies as possible!

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil


Cook your green beans, we steam for about 10 minutes or until tender, set aside.  Melt butter in a skillet, add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.  Pour butter/spice mixture over green beans and gently toss to combine.  Enjoy!

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