Low Carb Green Beans and Bacon Recipe
To get crispy, flavorful keto green beans, you need to cook them in a skillet with bacon! A favorite low carb side dish among many, these keto green beans and bacon pair well with most dinner options. And the addition of bacon, ensures the kids will eat it up!
This easy keto side dish comes together in little time and takes little effort to prepare, especially if you buy trimmed green beans at the grocery store. It’s the ideal side for busy nights. But it’s loaded with fresh flavors so these keto green beans and bacon make an excellent pairing to any holiday table like Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Are Green Beans Keto?
Yes, green beans are keto approved. One cup of green beans has 4.3 grams net carbs. Most people don’t have a full cup of green beans when they sit down to eat them. I generally will have about 1/2 cup of green beans, which means I’m getting a little over 2 grams carbs per serving.
How To Trim Green Beans?
There are a couple of ways you can trim the stems and woody parts off of green beans to make your keto greens beans and bacon dish. You can snap them off one by one. This takes longer but is a good chore for the kids.
Or you can cut them off with a knife. To cut the stems off the green bean, line a handful of green beans up on a cutting board and slice off the stems. Then do the same with the other end of the green bean. Once you get a rhythm going, this process of the trimming green beans goes fast.
Other Simple Keto Side Dishes
Quick and easy keto side dishes are a must in our house. Having some of these simple low carb side dishes to pull from will ensure your family is getting all the healthy greens and micronutrients they need. These keto green beans and bacon are one of those side dishes but here are some others: