Do you need to increase your protein intake? Have you thought about adding edamame to your plate? Edamame, or soybeans, have been called “meat of the field” because they are a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. This is especially helpful for those who struggle to get enough meat or dairy products in their diet.
There has been a bit of buzz about soy products in the media. Nccih.nih.gov tells us tells us that unless you have a soy allergy, it’s okay to eat whole soy foods – like soy milk, edamame, and tofu – in moderation, several times a week. Don’t hesitate to add them to your meals. Not sure how? Check out the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame from fruitsandveggies.org
At the grocery store, you’ll find edamame in the frozen foods section. You may find them packaged with just the beans or as pods with the beans still inside. You can also check for dried edamame in the Asian foods section of the store, or in the aisle with nuts and seeds.
Check the links below for some of my favorite edamame recipes. Enjoy!