Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Perfect Side Dish - Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas or Green Beans

Fresh, crunchy, quick and healthy.... great taste too!  I even pull this out of the fridge and eat it cold the next day.

You will need just a few simple ingredients to make this great tasting side dish.

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas or Beans                     Serves 6-8
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 oz lean ham, cooked and cut into small pieces.
2 lbs fresh sugar snap peas or green beans. Frozen is fine too.

 In a large electric skillet add about 1 Tbl olive oil, heat it up between medium and high.
Add 1 heaping Tbl minced garlic. Add 2 if you are like me and really like garlic!
Let cook about 3 minutes. Add finely chopped left over ham, pork, turkey whatever you've got. Or go meatless.  Cook another 2-3 minutes.
Add fresh sugar snap peas or green beans. (frozen works too) Fill up the whole skillet (I used 2 lbs) and start tossing to cook evenly. Turn the heat up to high, but keep tossing so peas don't burn.

Salt and pepper to taste as you toss. When the peas or beans are heated is done and ready to serve.

We eat large portions of vegetables, so our serving sizes might be larger than a standard measurement. 

With ham

Without ham

 For weight watcher points it could vary slightly depending on the amount of protein added. Following the recipe above, a serving size for myself would be 2 heaping cups, giving me just under 3 points. At my sister's weight watcher meeting, it was suggested to round up points, so with that in mind we would give each large serving 3 points.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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