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An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Favorite Snack Alert: Edamame

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Edamame
 

 Edamame is something I discovered far too late in life.  I first met this magical snack years ago covered in salt as a pre-meal treat at a japanese steak house. Deee-lish!

 

I’m now stunned and pumped to learn that it is packed with Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.

1 cup of edamame has about 180 calories, 17 grams of protein (hell-o!), no saturated fat and 8 net carbs, if you’e counting.

 

So, buy ’em frozen, shelled or in the shell. I keep heaps of bags in the freezer!

 

Throw them in a pot of boiling water for ~ 5-7 minutes

If you so desire, lightly sea salt them, and enjoy!

 

Put these magical green gems into salads, pasta sauces, soups or grind ’em up to make dips or humus!

 

[My fave edamame recipe here]

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