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Edamame Succotash

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What is a nutritious, high protein snack that’s quick to the table, delicious and satisfying?  How about one that contains almost no saturated fat and ZERO cholesterol? Dairy free? Now that we have eliminated beef jerky, cheez doodles, and guacamole……
Give up?

How about edamame?  If you’ve been to a Japanese restaurant or Sushi Bar, you may have already enjoyed this tasty snack. Also known as Green Vegetable Soybeans, these immature soybeans are harvested early and left in the pod.

Delicious lightly salted, and possibly the worlds oldest and healthiest snack food, edamame are as popular in Japan as salted peanuts are in the west.  Edamame is fun to eat. Just thread the steaming pod between your teeth and the tasty sweet beans pop right out, toss the pod and grab another. Continue reading “Edamame Succotash”

Its a Wrap!

Looking for a delicious dish that comes together quickly is loaded with healthful fiber and antioxidants and also helps reduce global warming? Perhaps reducing the size of your waistline is a priority and you crave a satisfying dish with toothsome crunch that won’t spike cholesterol or pack on the pounds. Wraps are ridiculously easy to make from staples that you probably have on hand. Spinach Asparagus Wraps are really delicious. All you need are whole grain tortillas, hummus, fresh asparagus, some carrots, baby spinach, and bell pepper. Be sure to read the label, many tortillas are high in fat and some contain lard. My tortillas of choice are Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Wheat & Corn Flour Tortillas. They are very good, contain 1 gram of fat and http://ibebet.com/ they are priced right!

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Cold Sesame Noodles — Positively Soysational!

sesame.jpg Cold Sesame Noodles is a spicy appetizer that is sometimes called Szechuan Noodles after the traditionally fiery cuisine of Szechuan Province in Mainland China. While its international reputation for delicious spicy-hot cuisine is well deserved, at least a third of the dishes from this region are not at all spicy. A popular menu item at Chinese restaurants, Cold Sesame Noodles is a dish that is quick to the table at home. This easy recipe calls for spaghetti or linguini, however you can also use Asian-style Udon noodles or even whole-wheat pasta. What sets this delicious recipe apart is our use of soynut butter to replace traditional peanut butter, which adds healthful antioxidants and isoflavones. Soynut butter is made from soybeans, a terrific alternative for anyone who is  allergic to peanuts or tree nuts of any kind. And it tastes great!

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