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Flavorful Green Beans

Green beans are chock-full of nutrients as they provide an extensive list of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!  They are an excellent source of vitamin K and provide a good source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, manganese, copper, chromium, magnesium, and potassium.

They also provide a source of Vitamin A in the form of carotenoids to include lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin.  The only reason we don’t see these carotenoids is because of the concentrated chlorophyll content of green beans and the incredible shades of green that they provide.

You and your body will love this recipe as green beans are nutritious and delicious!


1lb green beans trimmed
1 large shallot thinly sliced
1 large clove of garlic minced
2 Tbs organic olive oil
1 T of orange zest
Juice of 1 orange
1/4 C organic low sodium chicken broth
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
1 T Minced parsley


Steam green beans until you can pierce with a fork but still green.
In a skillet sauté shallot and garlic in olive oil until soft but not browned. (About 2 minutes.)
Add green beans and sauté another 3 minutes on medium heat.
Stir in orange juice, zest and chicken broth.  Cover and simmer for another 3 min.
With a slotted spoon remove beans from liquid and sprinkle with parsley.

Serves 4-5

61514_429501091370_1187615_nThis recipe was created by Nutrition CPR’s own top chef, Hertha Essman, also known affectionately as Mom, Nana or Big H!  Hertha loves to cook and at almost 70 years old, leads a healthy lifestyle with nutrition and exercise part of her daily routine!  Look for more of her recipes to be featured in the coming months on Nutrition CPR.


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