365 Days of Pinterest: Day 4

I have been incredibly busy at work the last few weeks. Closing the books is not for the faint of heart! I’m so grateful that my husband has held down the fort at home – feeding the boy, caring for the pets, and making sure I had clean underwear. But with all the great recipes on Pinterest, I’ve actually missed cooking.

I beat the guys home one day (but just barely) and wanted to resist the urge to pick up fast food. We had some leftover pasta and ground turkey as a start but needed a green vege. Given my limited time, I searched for a quick, healthy recipe with green beans (since they were almost past their fridge life).

Roasted Green Bean Fries to the rescue! Green beans

We’ve roasted plenty of vegetables – Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, even okra – but I’d never thought to roast green beans. They are delicious! I really just used the idea from Pinterest rather than the recipe since I didn’t want to make a dipping sauce. I coated the green beans lightly with coconut oil and garlic salt and popped them into the oven for 25 minutes.

I wouldn’t say that they could replace French fries, but they were pretty darn good green beans. My 10-year-old ate them with his fingers, so maybe they can pass as finger food. I liked the roasted flavor and the coconut oil seemed to create a slightly different crunchiness than olive oil. I can’t wait to try the dipping sauce when I have more time. But for a quick side dish and a replacement for steamed green beans, this recipe rocks!

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