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Here's another ROCKIN' holiday recipe from Hungry Girl! 
The holidays are here.  Know what that means?  It's green bean casserole time!  But did you know that even though the main ingredient in the classic dish is green beans, each serving can have about 250 - 300 calories and TONS of fat?  How can that be?  It's all those crazy canned fried onions that are crammed into and piled on top of the thing.  One little can of those crispy catastrophes has roughly 900 calories and 70 grams of fat!  Eeeks!  The good news is, with just a few easy swaps, you can make your own version of this holiday fave, for a fraction of the fat and calories.  Check out HG's NEW recipe and share it with everyone you know...


Rockin' Lean Bean Casserole

PER SERVING (1/10th of casserole): 76 calories, 2g fat, 431mg sodium, 13g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Two 16-oz. bags frozen French-style green beans, thawed, drained & thoroughly dried
Two 10.75-oz. cans Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream of Celery Soup
One 8-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 bag (about 1 oz.) Crispy Delites Red Onion Chips or 1 oz. (about 25 pieces) onion-flavored soy crisps, crushed

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Make sure green beans are thoroughly drained and completely dry -- use a towel if you need to. Then, place half of the green beans in a casserole dish (a 2 - 3 quart rectangular one works best).

Pour 1 can of soup evenly on top of the layer of green beans. Place half of the sliced water chestnuts over the soup layer.

Cover with remaining green beans, and then top with the rest of the soup. Evenly top with the remaining water chestnuts. Place dish in the oven, and cook for 45 minutes.

Top with crushed soy crisps, and return dish to the oven for another 10 minutes or so, until chips turn golden brown.




Green beans are a good source of vitamin A and potassium!

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