Low Cal, High Fiber Snack

Edamame, a fancy name for boiled soybeans, is often found as an appetizer at most Sushi and Japanese restaurants.  Edamame is an ideal low calorie, high fiber, high protein snack.  As a matter of fact, a 1/2 cup serving of these soybeans has only 120 calories, as much fiber as 4 pieces of whole wheat bread (9 grams) and 11 grams of protein.  If that weren’t enough, edamame is also a good source of omerga-3 fatty acids.  Edamame is easy to make, comes in large freezable bags, and with a little soy sauce and a dash of sea salt is a very nutritious snack.

Edamame individual package by Seacrest Farms
Edamame individual package by Seapoint Farms

Costco has a large, economy package made by Seapoint Farms that has several smaller packages inside.  Give them a try, for a “healthy” food they’re delicious.

Matt Pirtle

Emerge Fitness Staff

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