Edamame Soybean Snacks
Edamame is the Japanese term for young green soybeans. Soybeans are higher in fat than any other bean, so enjoy this snack along with a low-fat meal to minimize your overall fat intake.
6 cups water
1 pound unshelled edamame
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the edamame and return to a boil. Lower the heat slightly, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, until the beans are just tender. Drain and toss with the optional salt.
Transfer to a serving bowl and provide a plate for the discarded pods.
Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Soybean Snacks will keep for up to 3 days.
PER SERVING: 100 calories; 4.5 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 40.9% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.8 g protein; 7.8 g carbohydrate; 1 g sugar; 3 g fiber; 10 mg sodium; 103 mg calcium; 1.8 mg iron; 12.1 mg vitamin C; 67 mcg beta-carotene; 0 mg vitamin E