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.
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