Healthy green beans for the holidays!

The holiday season is a great time to see friends and family and enjoy meals together! Try out this healthy twist on the classic green bean casserole. Let us know what you think!

Ingredients:Green-Beans-with-Shallots-3 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed 1 shallot bulb, peeled and thinly sliced 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp apple cider vinegar sea salt, to taste fresh ground pepper, to taste 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp toasted almond slices

Instructions: 1) Heat a large dry skillet over medium heat, add almond slices and cook until toasted, about 5-6 minutes or until almonds are golden. Remove almonds from skillet and set aside. 2) In the same skillet, add coconut oil and heat over high heat until melted. Add in shallot slices, turn heat down to medium-low. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook shallots until caramelized, stirring frequently throughout the cooking process. This should take about 15 minutes and the shallots should turn golden brown in color. 3) Meanwhile, cook the green beans by bringing a saucepan of water with a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Once water is boiling, add in green beans and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the beans are bright green in color and tender crisp. 4) Drain and transfer the beans into the skillet with the caramelized shallots. Toss to combine. 5) The coconut oil and shallots will coat the beans. Add in chopped parsley and apple cider vinegar. Season with sea salt and pepper. Heat for another 3-4 minutes or until beans are warm. Transfer beans to a large dish or platter, top with toasted almonds and serve.

Recipe and photo from Eating Bird Food.

Annie McLeod