When shopping for green beans, select ones that are bright green with no bruises, bulges or brown spots.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 1g; fat 2g 3% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 728IU 15% DV; vitamin c 16mg 27% DV; folate 36mcg 9% DV; calcium 40mg 4% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium 196mg 6% DV; sodium 152mg 6% DV.