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Low FODMAP Green Beans

Are you getting ready for your first low FODMAP holiday? If you need a FODMAP friendly side dish, try these low FODMAP green beans. This fun twist on a holiday classic will keep your guests focused on their dinner instead of your diet.

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I love this recipe because the green beans are steamed, not boiled. This means they’ll stay nice and crunchy and keep their vivid green colour. They’re also ready in 15 minutes, which is handy when you’re trying to make more than one dish at a time.

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Keep It FODMAP Friendly

These low FODMAP green beans make a quick and easy holiday side dish. Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly.

First, according to Monash University, green beans are safe in servings up to 86 g (12-ish beans). Servings of 17 beans or more are high in the polyol sorbitol, so make sure you keep count. Especially if you plan on having seconds.

This recipe also uses almonds. The Monash app says almonds are safe in servings of 10 nuts (12 g). Servings of 20 nuts (24 g or more) are high in galactooligosaccharides (GOS). Our recipe uses 2 tbsp of slivered almonds, which works out to 1.9 g per serving. This is within the recommended range.

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Pick Your Headliner

These low FODMAP green beans are easy to scale up or down. So, they’re a great side whether you’re having a quiet family dinner or a holiday bash.

I like to pair my green beans with my breaded pork chops or a seasoned chicken breast. They also work well with roasted meats like pot roast, ham, or a traditional turkey dinner.

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Low FODMAP Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Looking for a quick and easy FODMAP friendly side dish? Try these low FODMAP green beans. Ready in 15 minutes, this fresh and simple side will delight your taste buds.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 51 kcal
Author: The FODMAP Formula
What You Need
  • 2 lb green beans (trimmed)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds (crushed)
  • pinch nutmeg
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
What You Do
  1. Steam or boil green beans until tender (3-5 minutes). Drain beans and pat dry with a paper towel. 

  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan. Add the almonds and stir until they're lightly toasted (you should be able to smell them). Add nutmeg and stir to coat almonds. 

  3. Add beans to the frying pan and stir gently until coated with butter and warmed through. Lightly sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Serve warm. 


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