Whether you like it or not, vegetables are essential for our health. A lot of people think that veggies simply don’t taste good but the true secret is that it completely depends on how they’re prepared! Green beans are a very popular choice of veggies and are a great option for creating a balanced meal. Here are 12 delicious ways to prepare green beans!
1. Garlic Green Beans
Garlic doesn’t really have a reputation for its great aroma, but you can’t deny that it gives the food a very unique flavor, one that’s impossible to recreate with any other spice. It also has numerous health benefits, so there’s another reason to make The Life Jolie‘s garlic version of green beans!
2. Vegan Green Bean Casserole
As a vegan, you already eat plenty of nutritious veggies but you know that nothing can top a classic green bean casserole. Minimalist Baker shares a recipe for a real-deal vegan green bean casserole that is going to be a total hit when you prepare it for family gatherings!
3. Green Beans and Mushrooms
If green beans alone don’t satisfy your tastebuds, it’s a great idea to add some more variety to the dish. You can add mushrooms, like Kate Moving Forward did, and so push the flavor of the beans in the background a little bit while still consuming all of their nutrients!
4. Crispy Green Beans
What we hope you’ll take away from this article is that you can prepare your veggies in a multitude of creative and delicious ways, some of which might even feel totally indulging! These crispy green beans by I Heart Vegetables are at the top of our list!
5. Green Bean Salad
Maybe you want to enjoy a simple and light meal that feels healthy and satisfying. Salads are a great way to get your daily intake of veggies in but if you’re bored with the regular lettuce, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe will show you how to prepare this unique green bean salad!
6. Green Beans and Potatoes
Talk about a balanced meal! Pair your green beans with potatoes and you’re going to create a plate that every health guru would be proud of! What may look like a completely bland meal at first glance is actually packed with delicious flavors, thanks to Girl Gone Gourmet‘s recipe.
7. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Once you get a slow cooker, your whole culinary routine changes. All of a sudden you can prepare the most amazing meals with almost no effort! We’re happy to tell you that a classic green bean casserole is one of many dishes that can be prepared in your slow cooker and you can find out the details at The Magical Slow Cooker!
8. Cheesy Green Beans
Even if you are absolutely repulsed by green beans and can’t make friends with them at all, you’re going to love the recipe we found at Eat Well 101. Why? Because the beans are covered in cheese and we all know that everything tastes better when it’s paired with melted cheese!
9. Three Bean Salad
Beans are a great source of protein and if you’re looking for a super healthy protein kick that you can prepare even when you’re in a big rush, check out Valerie’s Kitchen‘s salad that pairs together green beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas)!
10. Cauliflower Green Bean Casserole
For a healthier spin on the well-known green bean casserole, take a look at Contentedness Cooking‘s recipe that includes cauliflower! The end result is an incredibly creamy, flavorful and healthy casserole that is a great side dish on any festive dining table!
11. Balsamic Green Beans
Green beans are often underestimated for their versatility. While they do have a significant flavor of their own, they also soak up the flavors they’re paired with, which makes them incredibly easy to experiment with. Two Healthy Kitchen‘s balsamic green beans are a great testament to that!
12. Lemon Butter Green Beans
The best recipes are often created when we have little to no time and very few ingredients in the fridge. It’s in those times that we’re most encouraged to be creative and suddenly a very simple dish can become exceptional with just a few tweaks! Let the lemon butter green beans by Mother Thyme serve as an example!