Healthy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans

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These easy Almond Green Beans are a great low-carb side dish! The caramelized onions add so much flavor to the fresh green beans and you’ll love the crunch and nuttiness from the almonds.

This side dish recipe is perfect for the holidays but easy enough for a weeknight dinner along side a grilled protein. Try it with grilled salmon and mashed cauliflower for one great meal. For an even easier prep look for prepackaged fresh green beans that have already been trimmed.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

4.8 grams 3.1 grams 3.2 grams 15.9 grams 4.8 grams 177 calories
Total Carbs8grams
Fiber3.1grams
Net Carbs4.8grams
Protein3.2grams
Fat15.9grams
of which Saturated4.8grams
Calories177kcal
Magnesium37mg (9% RDA)
Potassium239mg (12% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (11%), protein (7%), fat (82%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 340 g trimmed green beans (12 oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, ghee or coconut oil (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup flaked or slivered almonds, preferably toasted (23 g/ 0.8 oz)
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Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, once boiling blanch the green beans for 5 minutes then quickly drain.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium low heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook on low-medium until caramelized, for 15-20 minutes.
    Healthy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans
  3. Once caramelized, add in the green beans and butter.
    Healthy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans
  4. Toss to coat then sprinkle with almonds to serve. Store refrigerated up to 5 days.
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Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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