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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic

Until recent years I would never eat French Beans, I just felt like they didn’t have a lot of flavour but after much experimentation I found a way my kids, husband and I will all enjoy them. Even to the point that my daughter had a project all about mommy for mothers day last year that she mentioned that my favourite food was green beans.

This recipe does have a bit of oils, never be scared of oils and fats (at least the good ones). You should have adequate healthy fats each day for there anti-inflammatory omega 3’s and 6’s.

When I am cooking, I make sure that I always choose the healthiest organic oils I can and cook with them according to the recommended temperature. All oils have a smoking point in which they can be heated too, so make sure you are paying attention to this when you are cooking. Some oils will break down and turn rancid when heated to higher temperatures creating free radicals in your body. After the smoke point has been reached beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals are destroyed.

Here is one way I enjoy getting some French Beans in my diet, you can also interchange the French beans with green beans as well.

French Beans

Serves 4

6 oz French Beans

2 Garlic Cloves (I tend to “over garlic” things, so you can adjust as necessary)

¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

2 tsp Sesame Oil to Finish


Heat a skillet on medium low heat. Add the avocado oil and heat. Add the French beans and cover them.

Sautee for about 5 minutes. Mince the Garlic, add it to the beans along with the salt and pepper. Sautee for another 3-5 minutes depending on desired softness. Remove from heat and drizzle the sesame oil on to finish.

Do not add the garlic until they are almost cooked as it will overcook and turn brown.


How do you like eating your French/Green beans?

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