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OBSIDIANFIRE SparkPoints: (5,215)
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2/9/12 7:09 P

My family loves green beans with lemon juice sprinkled on them and maybe some EVOO. Corn, either plain or butter.

JENG829 SparkPoints: (15,098)
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2/9/12 5:33 P

I agree with the previous poster who suggested KerryGold Butter... it is delicious, and it comes from grass fed cows (more favorable omega3 and CLA content).

If you want to limit the calories, you can steam your veggies first, then add a small amount for flavor afterward. A little goes a long way.

For the love of God, please do not cook veggies in corn oil, that is just disgusting and smells terrible. Corn oil is best used to power cars, not to cook your veggies, but that's just my opinion as someone who started eating more saturated fat & improved my health dramatically. Go KerryGold!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,699
2/9/12 4:30 P

Your best would be a little dab of vegetable type oil: canola, olive, corn, sunflower, etc. Add some spices if you like--for flavor.

If you go the butter route, still stick with a dab of unsalted...calories and fat will be the same; but you will be increasing the unhealthy saturated fat. It can still work, depending on the rest of your food choices.

Do not go with coconut oil---this is highly saturated. Currently there is not enough research evidence to support all those "claims" that are floating around on the internet regarding health benefits.

hope this helps
Dietitian Becky

PEEDIE22 SparkPoints: (3,395)
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2/9/12 4:27 P

I steam both and then spray them with that 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter' spray for the flavor. Tastes good and only a few calories instead of a hundred. emoticon

MACNANA Posts: 42
2/9/12 4:07 P

Have you ever tried Kerry Gold grass fed butter?
And better yet - coconut oil - it's so good for you! I've used it on corn and it's heavenly. Then sprinkle a little Benson's Table Tasty (no salt seasoning - it's the bomb) on it - yum!

LAETU5 Posts: 1,405
2/9/12 4:04 P

if you are going to use a butter then basic unsalted stick butter is best

Olive oil would contain healthier fats...but it would alter the taste from the butter method.

Broth or steaming would be best if you need to cut back on fats.

MSGNOME Posts: 555
2/9/12 3:55 P

Plain old unsalted butter. emoticon

ISUMMERS_09 SparkPoints: (3,021)
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2/9/12 2:01 P

What's the healthiest kind of butter to use when making corn and green beans or should I cook them with something else?

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