Exclude all the unhealthy options from your lazy-day recipe list! Put your doubts aside and give a chance to green beans. Without great effort they can taste much better than you could ever imagine! Try these quick and easy exotic green beans!
It’s obvious that everyone of us from time to time (or most of the time) has those days when the last thing that you want to think about is peeling, cutting, baking, boiling and after that washing, wiping etc. Or in one word known as “cooking”. Usually in such cases my hand reaches for the Latvian-winter-like compartment of my fridge – the freezer. Unfortunately, I’m not this responsible person that freezes the leftovers. Mostly because, since eating is one of my hobbies, there is simply nothing left to freeze! That’s why my freezer has mainly two functions. First – in the crazily hot Italian summers, opening and closing the doors of the freezer gives me and Specky a quick relief from the melting-mode, in which we both are during the summer season. Me, because I come from a northern country, and Specky, because he’s superfluffy throughout the year. And with superfluffy I mean that even his tiny paws are like four puffy clouds. If you don’t believe me, check the picture from our family archive below. Second – during other seasons the freezer is a place where to keep things that can be cooked in a quick and easy manner.
Sadly, not always these “quick and easy” options are the healthiest ones. So, to avoid filling my body with French fries every single time when I’m too tired to cook, I have realized that a wonderful and versatile alternative is green beans. And the green beans are perfect for this quick and easy exotic green beans recipe. Try them together with these vegan burgers.
Health benefits from the ingredients
By hearing the word “beans”, the first thing that may come to mind is that green beans contain protein. Which is true, but apart from that, they contain also vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and iron. Even though the amount of iron in green beans is not very high, the important thing is to make our body absorb it as much as it can, right? So, since the necessary ingredients include lime juice, which is a natural source of vitamin C, and since vitamin C increases iron absorption in our body, I’d like to say that this recipe is a quick and easy way to have a healthy, and non-fat vegan meal. A meal that some hours later will not make you feel guilty for the fact that you not only didn’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, but probably also skipped your daily physical activity routine. Don’t worry, I’m not judging! How could I, since my little helper is a chubby bunny…
Another benefit to this recipe is added by the sesame seeds that, like green beans, also contain iron, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and other nutrients. Nutrients that our body needs to be strong and healthy. Besides that this meal has an exotic touch given by the aforementioned lime juice, which surprisingly is not Specky’s (also known as citrus-fruit-lover’s) cup of tea. But it still should be a great fit for non-bunnies, which means… (imaginary drumroll)… YOU!!!
So, at the end of the day in a small amount of time you have got yourself a meal that is:
easy to make
and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!