Green Bean Saute – My Quest to Eat Healthier

As I have mentioned in older posts, I have joined Weight Watchers and 10 lbs later I am still going strong!  I feel that in the past I have failed at weight lost because I get bored with the same old food and I end up going back to my old bad-for-me favorites.  I have been trying to make new flavorful dishes nearly every night to keep from the dreaded ‘diet boredom’.  I realized quickly a salad at every meal was not going to work out for me.  One of the main ideas Weight Watchers tries to implement is to eat veggies and fruits all day long! By giving them a zero point value it seems like the most logical thing to eat!  I decided one night that I was going to let myself finally have some pasta.  I did not want to have the usual dinner salad I have when I eat Italian food so this is the side dish I came up with.  It has become one of my favorite go-to zero point side dishes!

Green Bean Saute

  • 1 bag of fresh green beans (i used steamable kind)
  • 1/2 container of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, fully drained
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Cooking Spray (or olive oil if you aren’t too concerned about the “points”)

Heat a saute pan on high, spray with cooking spray (i used a balsamic flavored olive oil spray), add mushrooms and bell pepper and saute until peppers start to get soft.  Since I used a steamable bag of green beans I microwaved them for half the recommended time and then added them to the pan once the mushrooms/peppers were cooked through.  Add diced tomatoes and Italian Seasonings (I used oregano, basil, salt and pepper).  Mix well and serve with your dinner!  I enjoyed mine with breaded Tyson chicken patty and whole grain rotini and toasty garlic wheat bread!

Also! Check out this super awesome T-Shirt my dood got for me.  Look’s not just any gun…


That is all.  See you all later this week when I reveal more Halloween Party Treats!