Mama’s Old-Fashioned Green Beans

I know that we eat green beans a lot around here and often I mention them with our meal plans but it just occurred to me that I’ve never posted the recipe that we use most often. You can use this recipe for just about any kind of bean. We love our string beans and pole beans like this as well as lima beans!

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Pan Fried Green Beans

Sometimes we get in a rut when we are trying to eat healthier and we find ourselves eating everything steamed or broiled. Sometimes we are afraid to season or use any kind of fat but really all fats are not bad and our body does need them sometimes. This recipe is kind of a variation of my Oven Roasted Green Beans as I forgot to preheat the oven and didn’t want to take the time to do it one day. I think this method would probably work well with some asparagus or Brussel sprouts too. Continue reading “Pan Fried Green Beans”

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Well, now that I have all of these frozen green beans in my freezer I can start using them in many different ways. One of the ways we really like to eat them is oven-roasted… the little kids think of them as bean fries.

You can add in the parmesan and breadcrumbs if you like or leave it out if cheese is not your thing. You could also substitute bacon drippings for the olive oil and sprinkle them with some crumbled bacon to take these to another level.

If you buy or pick whole green beans they do make for a prettier presentation but we use a lot of frozen green beans as we get them at a really good price from Southwestern Produce.

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Side Dishes

Here are some links to some of our family’s favorite side dishes. We are always pulling old recipes out and trying new recipes so we will add links to this page as we can.

Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

Healthy produce guide

Memorize the Dirty Dozen + How to Wash Your Produce

No More Picky Eaters

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