EDAMAME SOY BEANS
Soy beans have always been a great protein packed to-go snack for me. I typically enjoy them after yoga because they are so lite and easy on my digestive track.You’ll find shelled edamame (bean from the pod) in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
Try to purchase only organic edamame. So many of the soybean farms are now genetically modified and not the best for our systems.
WHAT IS EDAMAME?
Edamame are very young soybeans, usually still in the pod. Edamame soybeans are soft and edible because they are picked so early when they are young and green. Some grocery stores like Trader Joe’s sell edamame already hulled that you can quickly snack on or add to a salad or rice dish.
EDAMAME NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Edamame is very low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese. In fact, one cup of edamame has 17 grams of protein! To find out the complete nutritional value breakdown check out this awesome edamame nutritional value chart from Self Magazine.
SEA SALT ROASTED EDAMAME WITH TOASTED SESAME OIL RECIPE:
by Chef Jason Kieffer
Makes Six 1/4-Cup Servings, 130 Calories, 10g Carbohydrate, 7g Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 11g Protein, 4g Fiber
- 1 pound frozen shelled (organic) edamame
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- Thaw and drain the edamame in a colander. Pat dry.
- Preheat the oven to 400`F. Lightly spray a baking pan with canola oil spray.
- Toss the edamame, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and toasted sesame oil in a large bowl.
- Spread the edamame evenly on the baking pan and roast for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown.
We focus on health and nutrition here at Premier Fitness Camp. We are committed to providing you with fresh, fantastic, and healthy food while you are are here at our resort. We also want you to be able to make healthy decisions and choices once you return home and that involves education and teaching. We have a weekly nutrition and cooking night to support you on your journey to healthy living.
Jason Kieffer is the Executive Chef and Wellness Coach at The Park City Medical Center and with his extraordinary experience and expertise in naturopathy and holistic nutrition, Chef Kieffer has redefined the medical center as a place of true healing, for both patients and their families, as well as for members of the surrounding community.
Eternally evolving, Kieffer’s new company and website, Chef Jason Kieffer’s Blog The Healing Palate, further illustrate that perhaps this Chef’s lifetime love for food and physiology is actually just beginning.