Green beans are a healthy and delicious, versatile and inexpensive vegetable. I love making recipes with green beans, but one of my most favorite methods involves roasting them on high heat.
One of the reasons I really love green beans is their amazing nutrition profile. One cup of green beans contains approximately 30 calories and 3.5g of belly-filling fiber. Vegetables typically are low in calories, but green beans are an especially good choice. I suggest that all of my nutrition counseling patients choose high fiber fruits and vegetables whenever possible – they are filling without being heavy and they are packed with nutrition.
When roasted at high heat, they become crispy and perfectly dip-able. I like mine extra spicy, but choose your favorite dip or spread and get cooking!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
4 cups green beans, washed and trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
garlic powder, optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Toss green beans with olive oil, salt and garlic powder if using then place on baking sheet
- Roast for 20-25 minutes and check for desired crispiness (time will depend somewhat on your oven’s heat as well as how crispy you like them
- Choose your favorite dip and serve immediately
One of my favorite ways to enjoy roasted green beans is with a drizzle of tahini and hot sauce.
Megan Wolf is a New York City based Registered Dietitian and the owner of Megan Wolf Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice specializing in weight management. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Bates College. She believes no food is off limits, but rather there is room in your diet for all of your favorites. Simple put: eat better, feel better, live better.
Megan is an avid cook, public speaker, and cookbook author. She is the author of the plant based cookbook, Great Meals with Greens and Grains. She is active on social media and writes for her blog, The Domesticated Wolf. You follow her for healthy living tips and healthy recipes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or you can visit her website.