Technology makes it easier to steam vegetables. You can buy fresh or frozen packages designed for microwaving without the need to pick the stems or even wash the beans.
1 pound fresh or frozen whole green beans
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Butter-flavored cooking spray
Microwave beans according to package directions. Spray sliced almonds lightly with butter-flavored cooking spray and toast lightly in a small nonstick frying pan. Add to cooked beans.
Each serving contains about 95 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 28 mg sodium.
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