Jul 30
2015

Lighten up your summertime meal with these fresh and healthy greens beans, with the brightness of lemon and crunch of almonds.
Green Beans with Lemon and Toasted Almonds...100 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP for a quick and healthy side dish! | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #recipe

Green Beans with Lemon and Toasted Almonds...100 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP for a quick and healthy side dish! | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #recipe

When I was a kid, our vegetable garden was nothing fancy. A few tomato plants, a row of strawberries and a pumpkin plant or two graced the modest square of dirt in our backyard. But off to the side, winding their way up strings that my mum staked into the soil and stretched to the top of the fence, were the pride and joy of the vegetable patch. Green beans.

It was my job to pick the ripe beans from the stalks. As I pinched each bean and placed them into the big plastic bowl, I imagined the fresh side dish that would appear on our plates at dinnertime. Tender-crisp beans, adorned with nothing more than a pat of butter or a squeeze of lemon juice. They needed nothing more to let their natural flavors sing.
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Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes Recipe

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes...124 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP for 3 tasty bites a couple of these fiber-filled pancakes! | cookincanuck.com #healthy #recipe

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Watermelon and Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites...76 calories and 2 Weight Watchers PP for 3 tasty bites! | cookincanuck.com #healthy #recipe #appetizer

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Red Pepper Cilantro Pesto Recipe...204 calories and 6 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #healthy

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Whole Wheat Calzone with Sausage & Peppers...281 calories and 7 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #healthy #recipe

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Grilled Quesadillas with Avocado, Zucchini & Basil

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Grilled Quesadillas with Avocado, Zucchini and Basil...212 calories and 6 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #recipe

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Jul 10, 2015
How to: Make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough…Perfect for homemade pizza night! | cookincanuck.com #recipe

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Fish Tacos with Tart Cherry and Mango Salsa...232 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #recipe #healthy

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Baked Zucchini Fries with Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Baked Zucchini Fries with Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce…112 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #recipe #vegetarian

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