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It’s Stacy–Healthy Eats: String Beans

String beans My fondest memories of my Great Grandmother Arizona Henry were of us sitting on the screened-in back porch snapping string beans. She always called green beans, string beans. For hours my sister Lisa and I sat and snapped beans with my Grandma. She would try to make it fun by telling us that after we were finished we could have ice cream or soda. Soda was always a special treat because we normally weren’t allowed to have it. Green beans are a non-starchy vegetable and a good food for individuals who have diabetes. They are a member of the legume family, along with other beans and lentils. However, they have significantly fewer carbohydrates than most legumes. One cup of cooked green beans has 10 grams of carbs. Green beans are high in vitamin A, C, and K. You can’t go wrong with eating more green beans.   Fresh Crisp Green Beans 1 lb. fresh green beans 1/3 cup olive oil 3-4 tbsp. Montreal steak seasoning   Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Place green beans on a greased cookie sheet. Mix olive oil and steak seasoning together. Poor and toss green beans with oil mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip green beans. Bake for another 5 minutes.   Stacy Schultz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a former Morgan County Commissioner and is the author of “It’s Stacy’s Grandma ‘Zona’s recipes.” She has been in healthcare for 35 years at War Memorial Hospital.