Sesame Green Beans

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner.  So I have been thinking about some of my favorite "green" foods to share with you!

So let's get started with my all-time favorite way to eat green beans:  Sesame Green Beans!

Many thanks to my Mother for sharing this recipe with me!

I think this might just be the first time that I am sharing a recipe for a vegetable!  One of my goals this year has been to encourage Little Man (and the whole family!) to eat healthy.  While he loves fruits, eating vegetables is a struggle in our household.  So I began our vegetable journey with one of our family favorites.  These sesame green beans are crunchy and tangy and sure to please!  Plus super easy!

Sesame Green Beans

3/4 lb. fresh green beans (or 1 lb. frozen)

1/2 c. water

1 T. butter

1 T. soy sauce

2 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted


Toast sesame seeds in oven, watching carefully.

In a saucepan, bring beans and the water to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook till crisp-tender.  Drain.

Add butter, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.  Toss to coat.

All done!

Little Man actually ate 3 (yes, three!) entire green beans.  Not bad.

We have a rule when trying new foods, he has to eat "three" bites since he is 3 years old!

This is one vegetable I actually crave.

Want to print your own recipe??

Do you have a picky eater at your house?

How do you encourage them to eat their vegetables?  I would love your advice!

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