A New Year is here and that means it is time to get back into those better eating habits.
A special thank you goes out to Produce for Kids for sponsoring this recipe as well as providing details about their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge campaign.
Not only does this start at Dinner, but continues as our kiddos ready and head off to school.
Produce for Kids is encouraging families nationwide to be re-inspired by pledging to eat a healthier lunch with the PowerYourLunchbox Pledge campaign.
From January 4 through February 15, 2017 visit PowerYourLunchbox.com to take the online pledge and for every participant, companies supporting Power Your Lunchbox will make a collective $1 donation to kids’ nutrition programs through Feeding America®.
In 2016, the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge campaign received 21,674 pledges, which resulted in 238,414 donated meals for families in need.
Produce for Kids partners supporting PowerYourLunchbox include:
Avocados from Mexico – Mexican Hass Avocados, Bee Sweet Citrus, Crispy Fruit Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green ® , Eat Smart® Fresh Cut Vegetables, Earthbound Farm® Baby Kale, Marie’s ® Dressings, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, Pero Family Farms ® Mini Sweet Peppers and Snipped Green Beans, and Wish Farms Strawberries with additional support provided by Bentology™.
We already started to get on the right track by snacking on Breaded Green Beans with Caesar Dip!
If you would like to recreate the recipe, the details are below.
Breaded Green Beans with Caesar Dip Recipe
Estimated to Serve 4-6
1 Bag of Eat Smart Green Beans (Steam In The Bag)
1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup of Milk
Marie’s Caesar Dressing and Dip
First Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and then combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan in a bowl. Next create an egg wash by beating the 2 eggs and milk in a bowl until completely combined.
You will then need a nonstick cookie sheet to start preparing your breaded green beans.
First cover the Eat Smart Green Beans in the egg wash and then move to the bread crumbs and completely cover. I suggest doing 4 to 6 at a time shaking off excess crumbs as you transport to the cookie sheet.
If you notice any clumps of egg and bread crumbs, promptly remove from the bowl.
Finally place these in the oven for 20 minutes, turning half way through. Tip: These will be done when the egg wash is firm, the breading is browned, and the beans begin to wrinkle.
Once finished, allow them to cool and transfer these to a plate with Marie’s Caesar Dressing and Dip.
FYI, these Green Beans and Caesar were delicious fresh out of the oven, but make an excellent addition to your child’s lunch box. They were just as tasty the next day as left overs.
Looking for another way to incorporate Green Beans and Eat Smart vegetables into your family’s day? Check out this Savory Chicken & Rice Muffins Bento.
Plus, to learn more about PowerYourLunchbox be sure to party with Produce for Kids on Twitter Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. ET.
Parents looking for even more tips and resources for healthy lunchboxes are invited to join the conversation and partner companies via the hashtag #PowerYourLunchbox.
Picking up fresh fruit and veggies is an excellent way to encourage better eating habits, plus meal prep can make all the difference.
Check out PowerYourLunchbox.com for tools and tips for families and classrooms to eat healthier lunches, after-school snacks and weekday dinners for the new year. Also check them out via the #PowerYourLunchbox Hashtag on Facebook as well Twitter and follow via Instagram @produceforkids for more family recipe inspiration.
Carlee @ FLL
- 1 Bag of Eat Smart Green Beans (Steam In The Bag)
- 1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup of Milk
- Marie's Caesar Dressing and Dip
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