Southern Bacon Green Beans and Peppers
If you’re looking for a hearty and healthy side dish, this simple Southern Bacon Green Bean and Peppers dish can quickly become your new favorite!
Not only is it easy to prepare, but the ingredients also boost wellness with their anti-aging properties. Want healthy eyes? Check. Want to blood your immune system? Check. Want to mop up disgusting debris that causes cancer? Check. Check. Check.
Southern Bacon Green Bean and Peppers are a rich source of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Folic acid
Including more plant foods like Southern Bacon Green Beans and Peppers in your diet can decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality.
Make no mistake though, eating more plants that contain gluten will put you on the fast track to the destination of weight gain!!
Here's something sure to make your cheeks and ears pucker up! The lemon juice in this recipe contains lots of Vitamin C, it also helps with iron absorption, protects bones and teeth, and boosts collagen production. Yay nice skin!
Protein: Don't let the title Southern Bacon Green Beans fool you into thinking this recipe is unhealthy. For protein, I swapped traditional bacon with organic turkey bacon so that it contains fewer calories and fat with all the benefits of B Vitamins and minerals like zinc, selenium, and phosphorous! But make no mistake, if it's a holiday or I'm looking to impress my guest I'm using organic real bacon!
Healthy Fats: To top off this blood sugar-balancing dish or meal, is the olive and avocado oils! They are both monounsaturated fats, which protect against heart
disease, lower blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, and lower LDL cholesterol. So eat your heart out! No, really you can!
So there we have it! The four ingredients in a meal to keep your blood sugar balanced the longest:
So eat it as a side, make it as a meal...you do you! But let us know what you do! It doesn’t get much easier to have a quick healthy meal!
As always, I use NON-TOXIC COOKWARE to prevent unnecessary toxicity to my friends and family.
Red Bell Peppers (diced)
Yellow Bell Peppers (diced)
Applegate Farms Turkey Bacon (diced)
Green Beans (washed and snipped)
Fill a large soup pan with water and bring to a boil.
Add the green beans, and boil vigorously (about 20 minutes) until done.
Meanwhile, bring a medium skillet to medium heat and add avocado oil. Add the peppers and onions.
Sauté until veggies have softened (about 10 minutes).
Sauté the turkey bacon in a separate skillet on medium until it is browned but not crispy about 8 minutes. You may have to add a little oil to prevent sticking.
Once the green beans have reached the desired tenderness, drain all the water and return to the pan. Add the bacon, peppers, onions, salt, pepper and mix well.
Serve piping hot! Enjoy!
Adding these to a crock pot to keep warm after is a great way to keep the moisture in making them juicy!