Healthy Green Bean Casserole | Low Carb + Dairy Free!

Healthy Green Bean Casserole | Low Carb + Dairy Free!

October 19, 2019 1 By William Morgan


– Nobody has to be left out of
the party this Thanksgiving,
because I have dairy-free, gluten-free,
and also happens to be naturally keto,
green bean salad for you today.
I’m Taylor, and this is
Food, Faith, Fitness,
where we are about ditching your diets
and lovingly accepting your
body the way God made you.
Which is why they call me Tater Tot,
which is not a diet-friendly
food, but that’s okay.
I like saving more room for
stuffing on Thanksgiving,
so I love me a nice low-carb,
veggie-packed green bean casserole.
So let’s make it.
Ditch you diet and accept your
body the way God made you.
Step one, because everything
is better with bacon,
we are going to cook some
bacon all nice and crisp.
I don’t know about you,
but I think that bacon
is a sign that God loves us
and wants us to be happy.
We are going to cook some
of that magical bacon
in a pan on medium heat.
Step two, is while that bacon is sizzling,
we gotta cook our green beans.
Once that water is nice and boiling away,
we just want to add one
pound of trimmed green beans.
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Bacon used to be a fear food for me,
I convinced myself that I didn’t like it,
’cause I was scared of it, and
I liked turkey bacon better.
And let’s just be real,
bacon is so much better.
So, this casserole is naturally keto,
and it’s not because it’s a
label or a diet that I follow,
I just personally love stuffing,
which is not keto in
any way, shape, or form,
at Thanksgiving,
so having a more veggie-laden side dish
allows me to have some
room to eat extra stuffing.
That’s really what food
freedom is all about,
is really choosing the food that you like
and makes you feel good,
but also allows you
to eat the other things that you love.
It’s not really the what,
but more of the why.
So, we’re going to slice
an onion into little dices.
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So we have our cooked green beans,
and they’re nice and drained.
You want to transfer
them to a paper towel.
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And then just pat off any
of the excess moisture.
Three, is now we’re going
to go cook those onions
and make our saucy goodness.
All right, we’ve got
our bacon fat left over,
because again, bacon
makes everything better.
And we are going to cook
our onions and mushrooms
until they’re nice and tender.
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So, I’m making a dairy-free version
of green bean casserole, because
my husband is dairy free.
We didn’t grow up with green
bean casserole in Canada,
where I grew up, and then
I came to the states,
and my husband loved it.
So I’m not making this
because I fear dairy,
in fact, you could totally make
this with dairy ingredients.
It’s something that my husband loves,
and I want to give him something
that he can still enjoy on Thanksgiving,
so he doesn’t feel left out.
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So once you have the
dairy-free cream cheese
and the milk, and salt and pepper,
just want to stir until
it’s well combined.
All right, so once it’s
boiling for four minutes,
you just want to turn
the heat to medium low
and simmer until nice and thick.
I don’t know about you,
but we just made our own
homemade cream of mushroom soup,
and I pretty much feel like
Martha Stewart right now.
So now, we’re going to continue
on the Martha Stewart train,
and add our green beans into the pot.
Give them a good stir.
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And in it goes to an
eight-by-eight-inch pan.
I do not know what that accent was.
And now it’s getting hot, hot, hot,
in a 350-degree oven, for 20 minutes.
About twenty minutes
later, it’s nice and thick.
And I crushed up those
bacon bits that we cooked,
and these are going to take place
of the usual onions on top.
Nice little crispy, salty topping.
And then back in the oven
for about five minutes.
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I don’t know about you,
but green beans covered in creamy goodness
is the way that I want to eat green beans.
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Time for a yum dance.
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Naturally keto, low-carb, and gluten-free,
but it also is going to give you more room
in your stomach for that stuffing,
and not worrying about your
weight this Thanksgiving,
because we know that our weight
does not equal our worth.
So, cross it off, drop it off,
and I’ll see you in the next video.