Spicy Garlic Green Beans

Hello world!! Today I am sharing a recipe that even the most veggie-hating person will enjoy! I made these yummy green beans last weekend, and they were such a hit! So I thought I'd share!

 

Makes 4-6 servings 

4 cups string beans or french beans (I used a combination of both!) 2 T Olive oil 2 t crushed garlic Salt, back, and red pepper to taste 

Heat up the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the green beans, garlic, and spices. Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of water to the skillet, reduce the heat, and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the beans are cooked through! I added a pretty good amount of garlic and pepper, so these definitely had a kick to them! 

A word on fat: most people are afraid of using fats and oils because of the calories and tend to steam or use spray oil when cooking veggies. DON'T DO IT! Okay do it once in a while, but please don't be scared of healthy fats. Our bodies need them! The vitamins in veggies, mostly vitamins A and C, are actually fat soluble and need fat to be absorbed properly!! So make sure to use a high quality fat, even coconut oil or grass fed butter, to cook your veggies! And add olive oil and yummy avocado to your salad; I promise you will be fine!! :)