Sunday, July 12, 2015

What's Cookin'

This "episode" of What's Cookin' is simple.  I made a quicky, easy, cheap, low calorie, healthy snack.  Baked green bean "fries."  I've been itching to make these for a few weeks now and finally got around to it.

First, I bought about 5 lbs of fresh green beans from the local chain farmer's market styled grocery store (it's called Sprouts, if you're curious).  They have the best prices on fresh produce and it's usually a really good quality as well.
I used my kitchen shears to snip the ends off of the beans and spread them out on a foil-lined cookie sheet.  I then sprinkled Hidden Valley spicy ranch mix over them.
One packet of the spicy ranch mix was enough to season about half of my beans.  I could have used the second packet I bought, but decided to mix it up a little bit and used garlic pepper to season the other half of the green beans.

I then baked them close to the top element at 425° for 15 minutes each batch.  I made 4 batches.
These will make a great volumetrics type snack for me this week.  I bought about 5 lbs, like I said, and will be splitting them up into 5 servings.  So, that's about 1 lb per serving!

I would like to buy a food dehydrator and try making these in it.  I know it will make them crunchy and probably easier to store.  I could make a huge batch of them and just vacuum seal them into the 1 lb serving sizes and stick them in the pantry.


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