When shopping for green beans, select ones that are bright green with no bruises, bulges or brown spots. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket. Bring water to boiling over medium-high heat. Place beans in steamer basket. Cover; steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until beans are crisp- tender.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add beans, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, tossing occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; 2 g total fat; 152 mg sodium. 196 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g protein; 728 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 36 mcg folate; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;