Tuesday, January 20, 2015

80--- Green Bean Fries with Chipotle Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip

For those times when you just want a French fry.....

Maybe you're just looking for something easy to eat, and a bit salty?

Why not make it a bit healthier (and tastier in my opinion)?

Green beans are a great, easy to digest vegetable. Fresh are a MUCH better choice than canned (no sodium used in packaging fresh beans!).

Green Bean Fries
Serves 6

2 lb fresh French-cut green beans
Olive oil spray
Dashes of sea salt

Chipotle Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip
Makes ~ 1 1/4 cup

1 cup nonfat or 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1-2 Tbsp buttermilk to thin to desired consistency

For fries: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place parchment paper onto a large baking sheet.  Lay green beans flat on the sheet and spray lightly with olive oil spray.  Sprinkle with sea salt, then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until beans are lightly browned and cooked through.

For dip: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to mix well.  Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour prior to serving for best results.

Nutrition info per ~ 1 1/2 cups green beans and 3 Tbsp dip: 86 calories, 2 g fat, 7 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber

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