|Healthy Creamy Green Bean Casserole|
I have a few confessions.
The first is…I don’t like green beans, and I’m posting a recipe with green beans.
The thing is, I adore pretty much every vegetable under the sun, with a special place in my heart for the funky ones like kohlrabi and knobby celeriac. But for some reason, green beans have never really revved my culinary engine.
With one exception, which is my next confession. I LOVE traditional green bean casserole. Gimme all the condensed mushroom glop and the oily fried onion strings and I will eat green beans for days. Except don’t, because that would make me ill.
So it should follow naturally that I’ve been wanting to make a real-food, healthy green bean casserole where the beans are fresh and major intolerances like dairy and gluten are avoided. In particular, I developed this for Families Connect, an private online forum for sharing memories, pictures, videos and recipes with your loved ones. I've been creating recipes for the Families Connect blog for a while, and you can scroll through the archives to see things like my Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal Squares and Apple Cheddar Muffins. A healthy green bean casserole was a perfect Families Connect fit, but it's also a perfect LL Balanced fit, so I had to share with y'all in time for Thanksgiving!
Instead of trying to sell you on how amazingly scrumptious this turned out to be, I'll just share that my husband got up from the dinner table, went to the kitchen and said "This is the first time ever that I am going back for seconds of the vegetables and not meat." Case-serole closed.
In the theme of healthy holiday-ing, I've teamed up with a local Nashville company called NourishWise on this post. Nourishwise provides nutrition information for restaurant dishes, so you know exactly what you're getting. Brilliant concept, right? I don't plan to pull this info for all of my recipes, but I think it's important to read and understand nutrition labels. I'm pretty proud of these stats! Check out Nourishwise by clicking HERE!