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Party Time: Guilt-Free Holiday Recipes

Dieting around the holidays? Bah, humbug! Here, 12 guilt-free, crowd-pleasing ways to enjoy the season's eatings.
Green Beans With Olive-Almond Relish Side Dishes: Green Beans with Olive-Almond Relish

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons prepared green-olive tapenade
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1. In a pot fitted with a steamer basket, bring an inch of water to a boil. Add the green beans, cover, and steam until just tender, about 8 minutes.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the tapenade, lemon zest, and juice.

3. Place the steamed green beans in a bowl and drizzle the tapenade mixture over them. Scatter almonds on top and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving: 72 calories, 2g protein, 6g carbohydrate, 5g fat (0.6g saturated), 3g fiber