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Garlic Butter Green Beans

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re all narrowing down our menu options. Something that we ALWAYS have for Thanksgiving are green beans.

Green beans are just one of those vegetables that doesn’t get enough credit. It’s the perfect side dish, and pairs perfectly with just about any meal.

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Growing up, my mother would use sausage or bacon to add a boost of flavor to her green beans. Can’t lie…it was amazing. She had the best green beans. Just something about the spiciness and savory flavors from the bacon or sausage really made the green beans delicious. But, now that I no longer eat meat, I had to find other ways to season my green beans without the use of meat.

I decided to go with something very subtle yet poweful…garlic and butter. BOOM. It doesn’t get anymore simple as that. I decided to add a dash of red pepper flakes as well to give it that same spiciness that my mother had with her green beans, except it’s not from the meat flavors.

This side dish took me no longer than maybe 10-15 minutes to prepare. I ended up pairing this with some pasta (because I love pasta) and it was quite the balanced meal.

Give it a try and tell me what you think? Do you all serve green beans for Thanksgiving?

Garlic Butter Green Beans

This Garlic Butter Green Bean recipe is the perfect side dish for any main course meal
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Side Dish | Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

12 oz fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp crushed red cayenne pepper

1. In a pot, add your 1/2 cup of water, butter, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper to a boil
2. Add green beans and allow green beans to steam for 10-12 minutes or until tender
3. Drain your beans and allow to sit for flavors to settle

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Monday, November 12, 2018
I recently started keeping track of what I eat in a day, and how much time is in between each meals. I  noticed that very often I start to get groggy somewhere between 2PM and 4PM. You know? Those afternoons, time is winding down and you’re just waiting to get off of work?

Sadly, I would find myself binge eating during that time. I’d want something to boost me up. I would grab a soda, a chocolate bar, chip. Anything that I could just pop into my mouth to wake me up.

These Peanut Butter Energy Bites are the perfect snack. Not only does it give you that of energy to wake you up, but it’s give you an extra boost of protein and fiber. And best part…it doesn’t take long to cook.

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No hot ovens. No stove. It’s literally that simple to make.

You don’t need a ton of ingredients to create this. If you want a little more, you can throw some almonds, raisins, or chia seeds for even more nutritional value. This is the perfect snack for those in between meals and you’re trying to avoid eating junk food. It was exactly what I needed, and kicked that groggy yearn for chips right out.     

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These no bake peanut butter energy balls are the perfect pick me up snack for those late afternoons
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Snack | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snacks
Servings: 12 servings

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 cup honey

1. In a large mixing bowl combine your oats, nut butter of your choice, and honey
2. Put mixture into the fridge for approximately 20 minutes so it cools to roll into balls
3. Take small handfuls and roll into small-medium sized balls
4. Store in fridge when completed!