3 Great Paleo Green Bean Recipes – Guaranteed to be Amazing

Benefits of Green Beans

Out of the 130 different varieties of green beans, they’re all a great source of Vitamin A and C.

Green beans also provide a large amount of Vitamin K, which improves bone health, improves calcium absorption, and reduces calcium loss throughout the body.

Studies have suggested that adding green beans to your diet can reduce many health risks including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Green beans also contain a high amount of chlorophyll, which natural detoxifies the blood, promotes a healthy complexion, and increases energy.

Fresh vs Frozen

Ah, the all too familiar debate.

I go into detail on this topic as part of these Best Shopping Tricks, but basically, vegetables lose essential nutrients immediately after they’re picked.

As the produce travels from the farm, to the grocery store, to your house, and finally ends up on your plate, the produce can lose up to 45% of its essential nutrients.

Frozen vegetables are blanched and flash-frozen immediately after being harvested.  This holds the essential nutrients in place until you cook them.

Frozen produce is also available year-round, and in most cases, costs less than its fresh counterparts.

Buying fresh produce from a Farmer’s Market or a CSA Program is the best option.  However, if this is not available or the produce you need is not in season, frozen produce is an excellent option.

If you’re also wondering about Organic vs. Non-Organic, check out these Best Shopping Tricks and maximize nutrition for the lowest price.

Paleo Green Bean Recipes

Paleo Green Bean Recipes

These Paleo Green Bean Recipes will help add diversity to your meals by using the same main ingredient…green beans.

Now you know, green beans are great for your body, your bones and your complexion, but you don’t always have to cook them the same way every time.

As part of a routine, it’s easy to get stuck making the same foods, the same way, and even following the same recipes, but this often gets boring.

These Paleo Green Bean Recipes will help add that variety and excitement back into your routine and thrill your taste buds.

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know in the comments if you did.

Sautéed Green Beans

Sautéed Green Beans
Serves 4

Bacon!

Wait, I thought this was a green bean recipe.

Come on…these green beans are just an excuse to eat….BACON.

Sautéed green beans with bacon are pretty traditional in the south, especially here in Texas.  If you haven’t cooked green beans this way, you’ll have to try it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of sugar-free bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Chop the bacon and place it in a dry pot over medium heat and stir occasionally.
  2. While the bacon cooks, chop the onion.
  3. Once the bacon is fully cooked and the fat is rendered, about 10 minutes, add the onions to the pot.
  4. Sauté the onions in the bacon fat until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the green beans and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until green beans are done.

Green Bean Fassoulia

Green Bean Fassoulia
Serves 4

In Armenian, “Fassoulia” is translated to “Monday beans.”

No matter what day it is, you can always enjoy this Fassoulia recipe.  It’s simply a mixture of green beans, tomatoes, and spices.

Serve hot or cold, and it tastes BETTER the next day!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (check ingredients for sugar)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut the green beans to desired size – I like two-inch pieces.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a large, flat bottom pan over medium heat.
  3. Slice the onions and add them to the pan.
  4. Add the crushed garlic once the the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the cut green beans, crushed tomatoes, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the pan.
  6. Let the mixture simmer, covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the green beans are done.

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

If you’ve never tried roasted, crispy green beans, then you’re missing out on the FASTEST way to cook green beans.

Without adding bacon, which makes any vegetable taste amazing, the simple process of roasting has the ability to bring out the sweetness of these green beans and make them taste better.

After about 30 minutes, these green beans are crispy, slightly sweet, and will certainly surprise you.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the green beans, avocado oil, salt and pepper in a zip-lock bag and shake so the green beans are fully coated with the oil and spices.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the green beans out evenly.
  4. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the green beans are crispy.

Have any Paleo Green Bean Recipes?

Do you have any Paleo Green Bean Recipes you can share with the group?

Which of these recipes are you most excited to try?

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