Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray.
But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks alone!
Green beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Green beans are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese and fiber.
One of the ultimate ways to enjoy green beans for a special occasion like Thanksgiving Dinner, is with your classic green bean casserole. But the problem with most green bean casserole recipes is that they involve canned soup.
I can not stand canned soups in casseroles. I also can’t stand canned green beans. Yuck.
This Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll still enjoy green bean casserole, but in a new way—with a recipe I’ve perfected over the past few years.
Now, be forewarned. This is not an everyday vegetable dish and it is certainly not a 100% Paleo-friendly recipe. But, hey, Thanksgiving comes around once a year, and sometimes we have to bend the rules a bit in the name of tradition.
Yes, this recipe includes those canned fried onion rings because, in my opinion, you can’t have a proper green bean casserole without them!
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It’s soft shell crab season in many parts of the US right now and if you haven’t taken advantage of that yet, I strongly recommend doing so!
Sweet, delicate crab meat is so delicious. It’s also an excellent source of nutrients, protein, and those important Omega 3s. Crab is also a low-risk seafood for mercury — great news!
Now back to the crab boil.
Your family is going to love you for fixing a crab boil for dinner. Involve the children by asking them to lay down a tablecloth of newspapers and to put down a stack of extra napkins.
The kids can also help you with the prep for this meal, no matter what their ages.
Here’s what you need for your basic crab boil: a large pot (maybe two depending on how many people you are feeding), tools for getting the meat out of the crab shells, cold white wine and/or beer.
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