***You can substitute the traditional Green Bean Casserole for this low-fat option during the holidays. The Cream of Mushroom soup, milk and fried onions tend to fatten the traditional casserole up unnecessarily***

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 65
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Fiber: 5 grams

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet or wok
  2. Add the green beans and stir-fry 3 minutes
  3. Add the soy sauce and stir-fry 1 minute
  4. Add the sugar and stir-fry 30-seconds
[Barbara Rolls, Ph.D.]
 

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 119.7
Total Fat: 4.5 g
Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
Sodium: 26.2 mg
Total Carbs: 22.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
Protein: 0.6 g

Ingredients

  • 4 small tart apples, such as Granny Smith, washed and cored
  • 1 tablespoon Smart Balance butter blend, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the apples in a baking dish.

Combine raisins in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of warm water and allow to rest for 10 minutes. (This is an important step! If you skip this step, the raisins will burn in the oven.)

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Divide the filling evenly among the apples.

Pour 1/2 cup water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.

Makes 4 servings