Summer is a great time to enjoy your greens. Because fresh vegetables are so abundant this time of year, it's easy to add a variety of healthy, great-tasting ones to your plate. The inspiration for this recipe comes from veggies harvested in local gardens and organic seasonings that give you a fresh side dish packed with flavor. Green beans (also called string beans) and cherry tomatoes are at their peak during summer. Green beans have recently been touted for their antioxidant capacity from studies. These slender veggies feature lutein, beta-carotene, quercetin and flavonoids. They are also a natural source of the mineral silicon, which is important for bone health and connective tissue. Vitamins K, C and A plus manganese, potassium and fiber can also be found in green beans.
Serving size: 1 cup
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