Growing up, we were always told to eat our vegetables. Our parents told us that eating veggies would help us grow, give us strong muscles and make us smarter. Now in college, it’s up to us to make sure we’re actually eating them.
Frozen vegetables are probably the most convenient option: quick, easy and cheap. But they can also be bland, soggy and just not so good. Luckily, cooking vegetables doesn’t have to be boring or hard. With this easy and quick recipe, you can have a tasty vegetable loaded with different flavors and spices.
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
6-8 ounces of string beans
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic
Fat-free Italian dressing
Red pepper flakes
1. In a nonstick pan, heat up the garlic and olive oil on medium-high heat until warm (about three minutes).
2. Add the string beans to the pan.
3. After about two minutes, coat the string beans with Italian dressing, salt and red pepper flakes (you can just eyeball these amounts based on how much seasoning you prefer).
4. Continue to cook until well-done or to preference (about five more minutes).
These will taste just as good the next day too, and if string beans aren’t your favorite, replace them with broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes or practically any other vegetable.