Balsamic Green Beans Side Dish for Weight Loss


What can you say about a green bean? Well for one they are healthy and low calorie. If you’re trying to lose weight they are a perfect choice for a side dish.

Good served hot or cold and excellent as a side for Crock Pot Lemon Chicken!

You can substitute fresh garlic for the powdered, either is great. But it’s the balsamic that’s the true flavor enhancer.

This recipe makes four generous servings that will fill you up and not out with only about 160 calories per serving. Great side dish for losing weight.

Balsamic Green Beans Side Dish for Weight Loss


2 lbs fresh green beans (cooked)
2 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
pepper (to season)


Drain the cooked green beans and cool to room temperature.

Add all the other ingredients together and mix with the green beans thoroughly. Put in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.

Don’t saturate the green beans in the liquid, add just enough to moisten and for flavor.

For a complete weight loss meal make these balsamic green beans as a side dish to crock pot low calorie lemon chicken as the entree. Throw in the broccoli salad and you have a great meal for losing weight!

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Recipe based on one by Dana-MMH
Photo by tamalita62