Healthy Hacks: Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries With Garlic Aioli
Summer’s just around the corner and that means that healthy eating is more on the mind than ever. While we’re allllll about a good ‘ol basket of crispy french fries, sometimes we crave a healthier alternative that won’t put us in a food coma for five hours. Cue, oven-baked green bean fries! These are baked to cut out oil and covered with a scrumptious cornbread stuffing that adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Enjoy!
– 2 cups green beans, washed and dried
– 1 bag of cornbread stuffing
– 1 egg, beaten
– 1/4 cup light mayo
– 1/4 cup greek yogurt, plain
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
You knew you needed a reason to buy stuffing in April… ;)
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Then, crush the cornbread stuffing with a rolling pin until it becomes like a fine dust/powder. Dip your green beans in the egg, then roll in the stuffing. Lay on wax paper to prepare for baking.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the green beans are a golden brown.
While you’re baking, prepare the aioli! Mix together all the ingredients and let sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Serve together.
What are your favorite healthy hacks on classic comfort foods? Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!