“We are going back to basics” I often tell my clients.  A whole food predominantly plant-based diet does not have to be complicated or time-consuming.  When you focus on whole foods as they are found in nature, you don’t need to do too much to them, as they are naturally delicious!

This recipe for green beans and peppers with garlic is the perfect example of “going back to basics”.  It’s delicious, colourful, and easy.

Not only that all the ingredients are highly nutritious:
– Green beans offer a wide assortment of vitamins and minerals and like other legumes they have been repeatedly shown to reduce the chances of chronic diseases.
– Bell peppers are rich in several nutrients, including vitamin C which has many health protective benefits like boosting the immune system, lowering inflammation in the arteries that leads to heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol build up, and scavenges harmful free radicals from the body.
– Onions and garlic have many healing properties, like lowering high blood pressure and reducing high cholesterol.

For those practicing food sequencing this makes a fantastic starter course.  And those who aren’t, this is a great side dish to a bean burger, or a stew.

3 cloves garlic
2 small onions, chopped
2 cups green beans
1 red bell pepper cut into thick strips
1 orange bell pepper cut into thick strips
salt to taste
water for sautéing

Water sauté onions and garlic 3 minutes.
Add green beans and sauté another 3 minutes.
Add bell peppers and sauté another 3 minutes.
Cooking is complete when green beans and peppers are al dente.

Add salt to taste.


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