Meatless Monday: Edamame is your friend!

What is edamame you ask? It's simple - it's a soybean. It's high in omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce cholesterol and it's rich a few cancer-preventing isoflavones. Soybeans also contain vitamins A, C, B1, B2, calciums, and dietary fibers. It's low in calories and high in protein.

Sounds pretty fantastic, right? Then why are so many people freaked out by eating edamame? It's a mystery to me ...

Many people are familiar with edamame as an appetizer in Japanese restaurants - steamed and served in the pod with a bit of sea salt. A great, crunchy little appetizer. However, there are tons of great ways to incorporate a little edamame into your diet (without freaking out the non-veggie eating crowd).

Try adding a little edamame to:

  • Salads

  • Stir Fry

  • Soups - any sort of clear broth soup

  • Fried Rice

Oh and it's said that proteins in edamame with vitamins C and B1 help the resolution of alcohol. So, I think that means it's OK to have a couple of drinks while eating edamame!

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