Adventures of Eating with dReJ: healthy, cheap, delicious

We made this one last year and it was a hit. Here’s the ingredients and of course link to recipe is below. Since so many parts of the turkey day meal are packed full of calories – this is one that is easy to do a more belly friendly version, and everyone will still be happy!

Green Bean Casserole (212 calories)
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/green_bean_casserole.html_0

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion, (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 pound frozen French-cut green beans, (about 4 cups) (we just bought canned green beans)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder, (see Ingredient Note) (we bought actual buttermilk because the powder is hard to find)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

 

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