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08/15/2014 06:02 EDT | Updated 08/15/2014 06:59 EDT

Green Bean Recipes: Easy Meals To Make All Week

Oh My Veggies

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Green Beans

It's the vegetable your parents probably forced you eat, you know, the one you kept moving to the side of the plate. But green beans are healthy, delicious and inexpensive to work with. Also called the string bean, 100 grams of green beans have about 31 calories, 20 per cent of your daily vitamin C intake (on a 2,000 calorie diet) and 13 per cent of your daily vitamin A.

You can eat them raw, cook them with soy sauce or throw them in the oven with seasoning. But what about canned beans? While canned beans are more convenient, Prevention notes fresh green beans have more protein, fibre and potassium than the canned stuff.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed zucchini.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Green beans
  • Button mushrooms
  • Walnuts
  • Truffle oil
  • Corn
  • Basil
  • Cider vinegar
  • Onions
  • Bread crumbs
  • Nutmeg
  • Vegetable broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Arborio rice
  • Dry white wine
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Ranch dressing mix
  • Eggs

Pack It: Green Beans

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