Beans-String or Green

Servings

Estimates based on 1/4 cup serving

Baked

Steamed

Boiled

(about 11-12.5 cooked servings per pound, or 16-22 raw servings per pound)

Tips

Let the older children help break off the ends before cooking.  Not only does this save the kitchen time, but lets the kids help (and it has been shown that if they help prepare the food, they are more likely to eat it).

Add to stir fry.

Can add seasonings (dill, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper are all popular).

Have salad/veggie soup/stew on the menu every week or two. Use up any fresh vegetables before going bad.  Add canned or frozen vegetables until you have enough for everyone.

Recipes

Stir Fry: Add cut-up pre-cooked meat (beef and chicken are the most common), any vegetables (broccoli, chopped/shredded/sliced carrots, cabbage, eggplant, green beans, and snow or snap peas are popular), some ground ginger and a little soy sauce.  Bake until all warmed up.

Sheppard’s Pie:  Mix pre-cook ground beef (beef crumbles-pizza topping are what we use) with tomato soup.  Put in a baking pan.  Add pre-cooked green beans to the top of the beef.  Add pre-made mashed potatoes to the top.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake until hot.