Seapoint Farms puts out two types of dry roasted edamame that are wonderful. I especially like the wasabi flavored. This helps increase the daily protein with a minimum of fat and sodium. This is a win-win product as far as I am concerned.
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If you like.. * ice cream, find a healthier version (I like Dreyer's double churned no sugar added) * fried chicken, find a baked version that you like * high salt & fat snacks, try salted dry roasted edamame
There are always better options!
milkshakes - try Hungry Girl's (cookbook) smoothies - WOW starches - try baked sweet potatoes with just a little salt high fat milk - wean yourself off of it by blending one 1/2 gallon with 1/2 gallon 2%, then the next time, straight 2%. When that tastes fine, do the same with 2% and 1%, and so on
I have found dry roasted, lightly salted edamame (soy beans) make a great substitute for croutons (found in the Asian food aisle). An 1/8 of cup provides plenty of crunch for 65 calories, 3.5 grams of fiber and 6.5 grams of protein.
Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand to Eat Throughout the Day
It is vitally important to your metabolism that you eat every few hours. If you are hungry, EAT, but make sure that it's something healthy. That's why I find it helpful to plan ahead and measure out portions on the weekends into snack size baggies. That way, they're easy to grab in the morning on the way out the door. I do this with carrots, sugar snap peas, cantaloupe, fresh pineapple, red grapes, almonds and dry roasted edamame. The small snack size baggies are GREAT for portion control!
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