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Sesame String Beans


Makes: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 2 pounds string beans, trimmed and washed
  • ¼ cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic


  1. In a small bowl, mix the syrup, mustard and soy sauce.
  2. In a large pan, heat sesame oil and garlic over medium heat. Add the string beans. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mixture of syrup, mustard and soy sauce. Continue to cook, stirring frequently for another 5-10 minutes or until the string beans are cooked to your desired texture (If you’re looking for a snap when you bite into your string beans, cook for less time).
  4. About a minute before the string beans are done cooking, add in about a teaspoon of sesame seeds. Toss.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 129 Calories, 4 g Fat (<1 g Sat), 290 mg Sodium, 20 g Carbohydrate, 8 g Fiber, 8.5 g Protein, 2.5 g Sugar Alcohol



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