Hello, December! This month will be all about the holiday recipes at The Bikini Experiment. Dishes with holiday flare are some of my absolute favorites. I hope to inspire you to whip up some healthy dishes to spread seasonal cheer. However, it is also kind of awesome to multi-task and make our lives a little easier.
How is that possible you might ask? This recipe for herb and honey green beans is the perfect side dish. Enjoy it as part of your upcoming celebration dinners or with a week night meal. With minimal ingredients, this creation just so happens to be a very easy vegetable to make. Herbs and honey? Be prepared to have everyone think you are getting a tad fancy.
Herb and Honey Green Beans
Getting creative with vegetables is very important. Otherwise it is easy to get bored and who wants that? The seasoning take center stage here. There is a tiny bit of sweetness due to the honey. Plus just a touch of butter to add taste and healthy fat.
Wait just a minute! Butter is how healthy? What will they think of next?
Yes, they have changed all the studies* on butter being evil. However, you want to make sure you are buying butter from grass-fed cows. Not to worry – it is very easy to see if you look closely at your labels. The fat is still very dense so you will want to be mindful of your portions. In moderation, just a little butter can really add pop to any dish.
Getting a little hungry? I thought so.
- 16 oz Green Beans
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- ½ Tablespoon Grass-Fed Butter
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
- Wash and rinse the green beans.
- Add a steamer to the bottom of a pot with about an inch of water at the bottom.
- Once the water starts to boil, place a lid on the pot, and allow to simmer for 5-6 minutes.
- In the mean time, melt the coconut oil in a pan over the stove.
- Drain the green beans and add to the pan with coconut oil.
- Add the herbs, salt and honey and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add the butter to the green beans.
- Once the butter is melted, transfer to a serving dish.
I hope this tasty dish finds its way to your table!
I am excited to share more seasonal recipes with you this month! I have some ideas up my sleeve, but I am always open to suggestions. Please let me know if there is a favorite of yours that you’d like to cook or bake in a healthier way.
Santa’s helpers will make it happen for ya!
*Reference, Why Grass-Fed Butter is One of the Healthiest Fats on the Planet, Ecowatch.com.