Crispy Green Bean Chips


If you love to munch popcorn while you watch a movie, but are also trying to eat better, healthier snacks, then you’ll be happy to know that I’ve got your popcorn replacement right here!

Okay, yes. That sounds like a really weird snack. I know. That’s what I thought too.

DIY | Green Bean Chips | Recipe | Healthy | Snacks

But see, I was opening all these cans of freeze-dried fruit and vegetables to let the kids taste them, and when we got to green beans, well, the kids didn’t like them.

On the other hand, I put one in my mouth and it was so crispy, all I could think was “this needs salt. If it had salt, I’d eat it all day long”.

But how in the world do you get salt to stick to something that dry? Oil.

I try really hard to eat at least a teaspoon – but preferably two – of coconut oil every day. That can be kind of hard, because I’m not a particular fan of the way coconut oil tastes in anything that’s not supposed to be coconut flavored – by which I mean dessert.

But I decided to be brave and at least try using coconut oil for these green bean snacks.

Guess what? It worked!

Crispy Green Bean Chips

Somehow, the slight sweetness of the green beans, the flavor of the oil, the salt, and the chili powder all meld together to make one amazing flavor punch, and I just love it!

These crispy green bean snacks contain just 83 calories per one cup serving. That’s a whole lot of munching and healthy fat!

My kids won’t eat them. So far, they’ll only eat french-style green beans. So picky.

But I don’t complain too much, because they do eat other vegetables. In fact, they eat other freeze-dried vegetables as snacks straight out of the can all the time!

Can’t complain about that.


Crispy Green Bean Chips Recipe

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  • Author: Elise




  1. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. Enjoy!

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  1. I recently bought a freeze dryer, mostly to be able to make these green bean snacks (of course, it’s great for preserving all kinds of fruit, veggies, and even meals like chili and stew). I’m still experimenting, but I’ve been adding the oil and seasoning before I freeze dry, so that they can be stored long term.
    If you add the oil and seasoning after they’ve been freeze dried, how long do they stay crisp before the oil starts to make them mushy?

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