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Balsamic Green Beans and Fennel

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Balsamic Green Beans and Fennel
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Looking for an impressive side dish? Try green beans and fennel glazed with balsamic vinegar and a touch of brown sugar.

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive or canola oil
1
medium fennel bulb, cut into thin wedges
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges
2
cups frozen whole green beans
1/4
cup water
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fennel bulb and onion; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until fennel is light golden brown.
  • 2 Add beans and water; heat to boiling. Stir; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients; cook and stir 15 to 30 seconds longer or until vegetables are coated.
Tips  

Eat foods like vegetables which contain a high percentage of water. More water means fewer calories for the same weight of food. Good news for your waistline.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
370mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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