Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Not your mother’s lima beans, this dish is full of flavor as well as fiber. See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 2 cups lima beans
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fennel bulb, rinsed and cut into 4-inch strips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1 bag (10 oz) leaf spinach, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp distilled vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried chives
In a saucepan, steam and boil lima beans for about 10 minutes. Drain. In a saute pan, saute onions and fennel in oil. Add beans and chicken broth to saute pan and cover. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in spinach. Cover and cook until spinach is wilted (about 2 minutes). Stir in vinegar and pepper. Cover and let stand for 30 seconds. Sprinkle with chives and serve.
 
Serves: 4
 
1 ½ Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 170
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 21%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 3%
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrates: 26g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Sodium: 350mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, and a good source of vitamins B1, B2 and B6, calcium, copper, phosphorous, and zinc.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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