Green Beans and Potatoes

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This Green Beans and Potatoes recipe is so filling any time you are looking for easy dinner ideas. Quick dinner recipes are convenient and easy to make for family meals during busy weekdays. No matter what, you can always count on quick dinner recipes to make your family feel special. Quick recipes that are healthy are a great way of making sure that your loved ones are getting the best nutrition in their diet through the greens and vegetables. You can eat this wonderful green beans and potato recipe as a side with soup or grilled meat or just on its own. Incorporating veggies in easy dinner ideas is a good thing because it is a great excuse to pack the essential nutrients that are present in vegetables. This super easy Green Beans and Potatoes recipe is a keeper because it’s so basic and comes out perfectly each time you make it.

The best part about making this appetizing Green Beans and Potatoes recipe is that you can it can change it up and pretty much add whatever you want. If you like sauteed red, yellow and orange peppers, go ahead and add them to this recipe. You can even add raw grape tomatoes, dill pickles, and broccoli in it. Throw some herbs like basil and rosemary or greens like kale, arugula and chopped lettuce in it. Add beans of your choice for protein. Black beans, pinto beans or chickpeas are wonderfully nutritious and taste great with potatoes. Adding peas or fresh corn will enhance the taste and give this recipe a pleasant sweetness. Bacon bits or grilled chicken breast are some wonderful meat options. You can also add other meats like shrimp, tuna, turkey bits, etc. You could even skip the meat altogether, and this recipe would still taste good. That's the beauty of easy dinner ideas. You can dish out whatever is readily available in your fridge and put this recipe together in no time.

Did you know that potatoes are naturally fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free? Potatoes are high in potassium, iron, and vitamin c and have the right kind of carbohydrates. A serving size of six small potatoes has just 120 calories which is an ideal dinner option too. You could use small sized potatoes for this recipe which are called as Creamer potatoes. Creamer potatoes are harvested before they mature to keep them tender and measure about one inch in diameter. You can buy a mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes at your local grocery store or just look for the brand ‘The Little Potato Company’. This Green Beans and Potatoes recipe tops the list of quick dinner recipes. Thank you to Judy at the ‘The Southern Lady Cooks’ food blog for sharing this simple and easy Green Beans and Potatoes recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more quick recipes for easy dinner ideas. This potato recipe will make family meals enjoyable and unique. Make some today and have it. Bon appétit!**

Nutrition Facts for: Green Beans and Potatoes From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Green beans, red potatoes, chicken broth, ham hock or cooked ham, water, black pepper, salt, onion, minced garlic.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 169, Calories from Fat 12, Total Fat 1.3g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%, Cholesterol 5mg 2%, Sodium 515mg 21%, Potassium 1028mg 29%, Carbohydrates 34.8g 12%, Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%, Sugars 3.6g, Protein 7.2g, Vitamin A 16%,Vitamin C 55%, Calcium 7%, Iron 14%

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