South Beach Phase 1 recipe from the Daily Dish newsletter. You won't miss the fat! Garlic and toasted slivered almonds make ordinary green beans extra special. Prepare the beans in batches if you do not have a large enough skillet, keeping the first round warm until the second batch is ready. Make-Ahead: The almond slices can be toasted up to 3 days ahead; store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Cook the beans and pat dry up to 1 day in advance. Store refrigerated in a covered container until ready to resume recipe. Enjoy!