green beans like you've never seen them before

Friday, October 9, 2015

I have the best and the most yummy easy green bean recipe for you today!

You're going to have to trust me when I say that what I am about to share with you is potentially life-changing. Okay, when it comes to eating vegetables not like 'I won the lottery' life-changing.

We are supposed to eat vegetables. The more, the better but sometimes that's challenging and if you're anything like me it's insanely hard to resist things like french fries especially when they are being consumed by EVERYone else around you.

I typically succumb to peer pressure. Until now. 

I am going to share with you the absolute best way to cook green beans. It's easy, fast, delicious and nutritious! If you don't make it, you're crazy. Also, you are welcome.

baked green beans

The best green beans you'll ever have


green beans 
extra virgin olive oil 
Parmesan cheese
sea salt
garlic powder

Pre-heat your oven to 375. There are no numbers in the recipe because I don't measure (ya, super helpful, I know). I usually cook about 2 handfuls (big ones) of green beans. They shrink down when you bake them and they are delish so you'll eat more than you think. Be generous, trust me.

Throw the beans in a big bowl. Add some EVOO. How much? Enough to coat the beans but not so much that there's tons swimming in the bottom of the bowl. I'm guessing I add about 2 tablespoons (ish). Then add your parmesan. Again, up to you how much to add, I just sprinkle a little all over, don't get crazy or you're losing on the 'healthy' factor. Add some sea salt and garlic powder. Again, I don't measure but maybe a teaspoon of each if you've used 2 handfuls of beans.

Mix it all together with some tongs and throw on a baking sheet.

Pop it in the oven, checking and mixing around regularly for about 25 min or until the beans start getting brown and crispy.

Last, enjoy and remember how much you love me and are thankful I shared this with you! I can pretty much guarantee you'll make them more than once!!! 

Bonus: try mixing in some halved mushrooms!

Happy cooking!

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