Edamame (soybeans) is one of my favorite foods. They have beneficial soy protein, lots of fiber, and vitamins to boot, all for little fat and calories - not to mention how fun they are to eat! You may already be familiar with Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, as am I, but I was eager to try the fresher Seapoint Farms Edamame Lightly Salted Soybeans in Pods.
Preparation is a cinch: heat by either boiling or microwaving (with a little water), then enjoy! In my opinion, the soybeans in pods are much more fun to eat than the shelled or dried ones - just pull the pod through your teeth to get the beans. A healthy, filling snack that takes a while to eat - sounds perfect to me!
I found Seapoint Farms Edamame Lightly Salted Soybeans in Pods at my local D'Agostino grocery store for $3.29. The nutritional stats are wonderful: a 1/2 cup serving (edible parts only) clocks in at 100 calories, 3 grams of fat (4% of the RDA), no saturated or trans fat, 8 grams of protein and 9 grams of total carbohydrates which includes 4 grams of fiber (14% of the RDA) and 1 gram of sugar. Despite the lightly salted label, these so-called "wonder veggies" have only 260 mg, or 1% of the RDA, of sodium per serving - which is pracatically no salt.
If you haven't tried these before, go check them out at your local health food, Trader Joes or Whole Foods.