Chinese cooking can be very healthy.

th5Chinese cooking can be very healthy as it contains low carb as well as low fat dishes.  Today, I am sharing with you a low carb Chinese recipes for Chinese green beans.

The health benefits of green beans are related to their nutrition. For a sweet vegetable, green beans are still relatively low in calories. They are high in vitamin C and vitamin K; with 1 cup providing 20% of the Daily Value for vitamin C and 25% for vitamin K. Green beans also contain vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, folate, zinc and iron as well as a reasonable concentration of B vitamins.

Low Carb Recipe of Chinese Green Beans

1 pkg frozen green beans — (16 ounce) 500g
1 pkt chicken broth — dry crytals
1 bunch scallion
2 lg garlic bulb
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp splenda
1 tbsp peanut butter — creamy
1/8 tsp sesame oil — chinese


In a 2-quart 2 litre microwave-safe casserole dish, combine green beans and broth granules. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, slice white bulbs of scallion into rings and mine garlic. In small bowl, combine ginger, soy sauce and SPLENDA. Add scallion rings and garlic. Set aside. Remove green beans from microwave and uncover. Pour sauce over beans and stir. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in peanut butter and sesame oil until sauce coats the beans and serves immediately. Make 6 servings

Nutritional information, per serving (excluding unknown items):
52 Calories; 2g Fat (29.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 143mg Sodium.

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