Green Beans with Basil

Green Beans with Basil

(makes 6 servings)

1 1/4 pound (600 g) fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 tablespoon (6 g) reduced-calorie soft margarine
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed dried basil

  1. Place beans in a pot with boiling water to cover. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Add margarine and basil. Toss to evenly coat. Transfer beans to a heated serving dish and serve at once.

Per serving: 34 calories (13% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.1 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 17 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable)