Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries (Recipe)
Newark Natural Foods and PBS Parents offer this healthy recipe that even the kids will enjoy.
I know a lot of moms out there who are still trying to sneak vegetables into their children’s food and I applaud them. It takes some extra prep time to cut up just enough broccoli, so that it doesn’t appear obvious in a brownie. Personally, I am trying to find more ways to sneak vegetables onto my own plate. With this recipe, I think I found a solution. I don’t need to sneak it and I get to call it “fries.” Everything sounds better when it ends in “fries,” no?
Our friends over at Newark Natural Foods and PBS Parents shared this delicious recipe that is simple to prepare and takes less than 20 minutes. It would take me longer than that to go out and get the fries I cannot write about in Get Healthy, Delaware! Enjoy.
Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries
1 (14 oz.) bag of frozen whole green beans (or about 4 cups fresh)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
If using frozen green beans, pop the bag of green beans into the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, or until just de-thawed (or you could leave them out at room temperature for a few hours). If using fresh green beans, wash and snip off the ends.
Place green beans on prepared baking pan, making sure they are evenly spread out, and none are lying on top of each other, (this will ensure even crispiness). Sprinkle seasonings and Parmesan cheese evenly over green beans.
Place green beans in the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. (To make them extra crispy, I like to broil them for an extra 1 to 2 minutes before pulling them out of the oven.)
Enjoy immediately with low-sugar ketchup or dipping sauce of choice.
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