Springtime Entertaining with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

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By Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE SUPERVALU Dietitian www.jewelosco.com

Are you or someone in your family one of the many who don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables every day? Spring is a fantastic time to start adding these brightly colored nutritional treats to the table – especially when celebrating! We have all been to parties where the fresh cut fruits and veggies are some of the first foods to go on the buffet because they are so delicious. Find recipes using your favorite vegetables and dress them up a bit for parties. Here is a refreshing side dish that works for spring parties and it’s less than 100 calories per serving so it balances out higher fat party food nicely.

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Lemon Dijon Green Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Amount: 4 servings

2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1 tablespoon Jewel® Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Jewel® honey
1 teaspoon Jewel® olive oil
1 (12 ounce) package fresh green beans
1/4 cup Jewel® slivered almonds

1. In small bowl, combine lemon juice, Dijon mustard and honey; whisk until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
2. In medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans and sauté until almost crisp-tender (about 5 minutes).
3. Add lemon Dijon mixture and almonds to green beans. Sauté until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly (about 1-2 minutes).

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