German Green Beans

Cliff loves canned green beans, so anytime I want to win favor with him, I stir up some new way to serve his favorite vegetable. You can also prepare this dish with fresh or frozen beans if you prefer. I think you'll agree that the combination of almonds and bacon bits is a true man-pleaser, especially when added to this dish's sweet-and-sour flavor. (The secret's in the combo of vinegar and Splenda!)
Serves 6 (2/3 cup)

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup (1 ounce) slivered almonds
2 tablespoons Hormel Bacon Bits
4 cups (two 16-ounce cans) cut green beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup Splenda

In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in almonds and bacon bits. Add green beans. Mix well to combine. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and Splenda. Stir in vinegar mixture into green bean mixture. Lower heat. Simmer 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.

Each serving equals:
HE: 1 1/2 Vegetable, 1/3 Fat, 1/4 Slider, 4 Optional Calories
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75 Calories, 3gm Fat, 3gm Protein, 9gm Carbohydrate,
50mg Sodium, 2gm Fiber
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DIABETIC: 1 1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat

"Cooking Healthy With a Man in Mind, pg. 146"

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