Recipes,  Side Dishes,  Thanksgiving

[RECIPE] Healthy Green Bean Casserole

The traditional green bean casserole recipe calls for a few unhealthy ingredients such as a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and French’s French Fried Onions.

Ingredients in Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup: Water, Mushrooms, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, And/Or Soybean), Modified Food Starch, Wheat Flour, Cream, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Whey, Soy Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast Extract, Dried Garlic, Natural Flavoring. Contains: Wheat, Milk, Soy

Ingredients in French’s French Fried Onions:  Onions, Palm Oil, Wheat Flour, Salt and Dextrose.

Many green bean casserole recipes also use soy sauce as an ingredient.  I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have a green bean casserole without all the inflammatory ingredients such as gluten (from the wheat flour), soy, vegetable oil, cream, and whey.  Monosodium glutamate (or MSG) has been linked to obesity and metabolic disorders while dextrose can cause dangerously high blood sugar and swelling in the arms and feet. 

I put together this recipe as a dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free alternative to the traditional recipe.  It’s still delicious but also adds nutritional value without the inflammation. 

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