This simple recipe from myfitnesspal and maebells.com offers a tasty way to spruce up a basic green bean side dish – one that will definitely get the kids on board to eat their veggies!
- 8 ounces green beans, ends trimmed
- 4 slices thin-cut bacon, cut into thirds
- 3 tablespoons steak marinade (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
Heat a grill to 400ºF.
Separate green beans into bundles of 5–6 beans. Wrap each bundle with 1/3 slice of bacon, and secure with toothpicks.
In a small bowl, combine marinade and brown sugar, and microwave 15–20 seconds, until sugar is dissolved.
Brush half the marinade on the bundles.
Grill bundles for 3 minutes, turn and grill for 3 minutes more. Remove from grill when bacon is crisp and green beans are tender and lightly charred.
Brush with remaining marinade, and top with blue cheese.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 3 green bean bundles
Per serving: Calories: 87; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 281mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 4g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 110mg; Iron: 2%; Vitamin A: 4%; Vitamin C: 6%; Calcium: 3%