Again, Mother Nature you are awesome. period. Look at these string beans; I mean up until a few days ago I didn’t even know that string beans came in multiple colors. Did you? I found the organic beans at my local farmers market this weekend and had to have them even though I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them. I thought about it and settled on fries. I am a french fry lover (anything fried really) but lets be honest, one can’t keep her girlish figure in check if she is constantly eating fried potatoes. Insert baked string bean garlic fries! Nom, Nom, Nom!
I decided to play around with food styling a little and use the natural evening light that was coming through my kitchen window to photograph the beans. Kinda cool, eh? (pats self on the back). What do you think?
Benefits of String Beans
- High in fiber– keeps ya full and regular!
- Contains Vitamin, A, C & K
- High in caroteniods and help protect against certain cancers
- Great alternative to french fried potatoes! read- skinny bitch
What You Need:
2 cups string beans, washed and ends trimmed (green is just fine, but tri-color is better, obviously)!
1 Tbls EVOO
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cloves garlic- one thinly sliced, the other chopped into small pieces
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly grated black pepper
2 Tbls almond meal
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and lay the garlic glove that you thinly sliced over it. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl except the string beans and almond meal. Stir to mix. Put the almond meal on a plate. Toss beans in the bowl with oil mixture and mix until well coated. Then roll the beans in the almond meal. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 10 minuets and then broil for 3-5 minuets until brown and toasty. Then enjoy these garlicy strings of goodness and remember to thank me later!! 😉
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