Are green beans keto?
Yes! Green beans have no sugar and hardly any carbs which make them a great addition to your ketogenic meal plan. They’re healthy, delicious, and quite affordable compared to other veggies like cauliflower or broccoli. This means that green beans should be part of your regular keto groceries list!
Green Beans Nutrition Facts
Green beans are very low in net carbs at 2 grams per 1/2 cup serving which makes them keto-friendly vegetables. Green beans are also high in fiber at 5 grams per 1/2 cup serving. Like most fruits and vegetables, green beans contain no cholesterol or saturated fat making them heart-healthy.
Green beans help fight against cancer because they contain antioxidants that protect the cells from damage. Another exciting thing about green beans is that they contain Vitamin K, and just a ½ cup serving of cooked green beans provides over 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin K. It has been shown in studies that people who eat more vegetables have a better chance of living longer, which is why it’s important to make sure you get enough vegetables in your diet every day.
Keto Green Bean Recipes
Simple Keto Green Beans
Green beans are a simple keto recipe that can be prepared in just a few minutes.
First, get out the ingredients: Thinly sliced green beans, olive oil cooking spray, salt, and pepper.
Next, put the green beans into a pan and coat them with olive oil cooking spray. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook them at medium-high for 5 minutes until they are finished.
You can add other low-carb vegetables like zucchini or broccoli for an extra keto vegetable side dish!
Cheddar Keto Green Beans
Cheddar keto green beans are a simple recipe that are full of flavor.
2 cups of cut green beans
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
one diced onion
Next, place the two cups of cut green beans in a large saucepan with one diced onion. Cover them with water and allow them to cook at medium heat for 10 minutes or until they are tender.
Turn off the stovetop after 10 minutes and then drain the excess water from the pan, but keep it on low heat. Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the green beans and mix it together until all combined. Allow the cheese to melt for a few minutes before removing from the heat and serving.
Baked Keto Green Beans with Parmesan
1 bunch green beans with tops
1/4 cup grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Trim ends from green beans and discard the tops; set aside. Cook whole green beans in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Pat dry on paper towels. Arrange beans in single layer on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper, then toss with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Green beans are keto-friendly. They contain just 2g of carbs per serving and have a low glycemic index, which means they don’t cause blood sugar to spike. While green beans do contain more calories than many other vegetables – about 35 calories per cup – they make up for it by being rich in nutrients like vitamin K, folate and magnesium. The bottom line is that you can enjoy your favorite vegetable on the keto diet!
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