Have you tried edamame? Found in the freezer section. They are green soybeans. You can get them in the pod or shelled. I love the taste. They’re filling and an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Funny name, great taste!
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I have a hard time meeting the minimum requirement for protein intake...until I discovered lightly sea-salted edamame. 13g of protein per 1/4 cup!! Now it's part of my morning snack and I can pass on the nuts which are so high on fat. I can a slightly nutty taste from the edamame.
I keep home made hummus in the refrigerator, usually spinach edamame hummus as a quick snack. Sliced cucumber or zucchini make a healthy vehicle for the hummus. I also add it to wraps or pita bread sandwiches.
Spinach Edamama Hummus: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1489675
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