Sesame Green Beans

(Serves 4) 

1 lb. green beans, trimmed 
1-tbs. toasted sesame seeds 
½ cup orange juice 
2 tbs. maple syrup, to taste 
2 tsp. arrowroot 
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 


1. Steam beans for 5-8 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. 
2. Toast sesame seeds in dry skillet for a few minutes until aromatic, set aside. 
3. Heat orange juice and maple syrup in saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add in arrowroot, mixing constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Stir until thickened. 
4. Transfer warm beans to serving bowl and toss with orange juice sauce, toasted seeds, and sesame oil. 

Per serving (159g): 106 calories, 2.8g fat, 0.4g sat fat, 19g carbohydrate, 2.7g protein, 3.4g fiber, 10mg sodium