Roasted Edamame Recipe
A Snack One Can Indulge In
As humans we all crave snacks; we munch and we crunch; we crave salt, we crave sweets, and we crave spice. We eat out of boredom, out of hunger, we eat to cope during difficult situations, and to fuel our body and minds. Where we make the mistake, is when we crave snacks, we give into the power of junk foods; we allow our cravings to overcome our intelligence, and we begin to munch on foods that will destroy our lives instead of fueling our minds. We cannot allow our cravings to overrule our intelligence and to destroy our health. We must discover new ways to snack to keep our health, body, and mind under control and to curb those cravings that get us all into trouble.
Roasted edamame is a delicious, flavorful, savory snack that one can munch on and not only feel full and satisfied but will also reap the health benefits that edamame has to offer.
The Benefits of Edamame
- Edamame has antioxidants. Antioxidants are important to help support the immune system of the body and help protect one from free radicals and toxins.
- Edamame is high in protein. Protein is a necessary building block of the human body that helps one build strong muscle, healthy skin, and tissue.
- Edamame contains fiber. Fiber is essential for digestive health.
- Edamame prevents cravings and keeps one more full and satisfied for a longer period of time than other snacks.
- Edamame contains anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevent against from inflammatory conditions.
- 1 bag Frozen, Organic, non GMO, Shelled Edamame, (soybeans)
- 4 cloves Garlic
- Sea Salt, (to taste)
- Black Pepper, (to taste)
- Chili Powder, (to taste)
- Olive Oil, (to taste, so the soybean won't stick)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and chop garlic.
- Pour soybeans into colander and run under hot water to thaw.
- Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup).
- Mix soybeans, garlic, salt, and black pepper, and oil in a bowl.
- Spread evenly on baking sheet.
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until the soybeans are crispy (light, golden brown).
|Serving size: 75g|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 8 g||16%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 50 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Soy to Avoid
- Soy cheese
- Soy ice cream
- Soy yogurt
- Soy "meat"
- Soy lecithin
- Soy baby formula
The consumption of soy has been very controversial. Unfermented soy has been known to cause health issues due to the likeliness that the soy is genetically modified. GM foods and unfermented soy has been known to cause negative health effects when consumed in abundance as the main source of protein in ones diet. If one desires to consume a high amount of soy to suit a specific lifestyle, such as vegetarianism, then one should consume fermented soy. Fermented soy includes: natto, miso, and tempeh. If one decides to consume soy on a regular basis one should limit their soy intake and to consume mostly fermented soy. Edamame is a delicious snack, but it should not be the main source of protein in ones diet.
Need an Edamame Substitute? Use Chickpeas!
- Oven Roasted Chickpea Recipe
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