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Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Green beans are a tolerable food for people with chronic digestive issues. Green beans also contain folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A, all important nutrients in irritable bowel disease.
Boil Water & Trim Beans Set salted water to boil in a large saucepan. While waiting for water to boil, wash and trim ends of haricot verts.
Mix Ingredients In a bowl, mix together the extra virgin olive oil, salt, onion powder, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, and lemon juice and set aside.
Cook Beans When the water begins to boil, add haricot verts and cook, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 5-6 minutes.
Prepare Ice Bath While haricot verts are cooking, prepare an ice bath (a large bowl of ice water).
Transfer Beans When beans have cooked approximately 5-6 minutes, transfer them to the ice bath to stop cooking.
Add Herbs & Enjoy Finally, transfer haricot verts to the bowl with lemon/herb mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve and enjoy.
Omit onion powder
Toss with slivered almonds for a boost in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
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