Roasted Garlic Green Beans

I was breezing through the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook the other day when I read something really interesting.

“Create meals around your favorite vegetables. There is nothing worse then resenting the choice to eat healthy.”

It’s so true. I try to force myself to eat tomatoes in salad. Or peas. They are just gross. Sorry. But this statement is so true. If I try to force myself to eat salads for lunch, I’m only going to end up grumpy and pissed off at salad. So instead, I’m looking into the veggies I love and seeing which ones are great. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes and green beans. I never used to be a green bean fan but now that I know how to prepare them in a way I like, I could eat them every day.

Roasted Garlic Green Beans
Recipe type: vegetables, easy, side dish
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • Approximately 4 cups fresh green beans
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place your green beans in a large bowl. Drizzle oil on top.
  3. Add salt, pepper and garlic and toss the beans well with your hands, making sure to evenly coat.
  4. Place the beans on a foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until just crisp.

 

3 thoughts on “Roasted Garlic Green Beans

  1. Such a tasty way to prepare green beans! I, personally, could eat them any which way. But my husband doesn’t care for them. I’ve roasted them before, and now he’s nuts about them!

    And you’re so right about forcing yourself to eat like that. You do just end up pissed off at your salad! =)

  2. I should try roasting green beans. My son only likes a handful of veggies… green beans are not one of them. I bet roasting them makes them taste yummy. :)

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