What is your favorite bean and why?
–Kyle, Grand Rapids, MI
Hands down, edamame! It is so versatile and kids love it! It can be eaten as a snack, a dish, used in soups, and even processed into crackers or sweets! I keep edamame in the shell as a stock item in my freezer. As a great mid afternoon snack for the kids, boil a few handfuls for about six minutes and serve warm. You can add salt if you like. My three-year-olds love practicing their dexterity by popping them out of the shell themselves, which is half the fun!
And, did you know that just a 1/2 cup of these green soybean superstars packs in 11 grams of protein and nine grams of fiber? I believe that’s called vegan dreamfood!
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