Happy Soyfoods Month!
I was thrilled when my sampler package arrived from Soyfoods! The package included these delicious All Natural Honey Roasted Soy nuts and I have to admit I was a little puzzled on what to do with the soy nuts other than eat them….then it came to me Kale Chips. I love kale chips and usually make a vegan cheesy topping from cashews and nutritional yeast. These kale chips turned out amazing, I loved the added sweetness from the honey and the crunch from the soy nuts were perfect.
- 1 head of kale, washed tried, and stems trimmed
- A pack of 1 oz Honey Nutz (soy nuts)
- ¼ red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- ½ tablespoon soy sauce
- ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
- Juice of 1 small lemon
- Soak the soy nuts in just enough water for them to absorb and allow to sit for 1 hour
- Add the soy nuts, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast to a blender
- Blend until smooth
- In a large bowl, combine kale and soy nut paste, massage into the kale making sure kale is evenly coated.
- Place kale pieces on the layers of a dehydrator, being careful not to overlap
- Set the dehydrator to 135 degrees for 10-12 hours (I do this right before bed)
April is National Soyfoods Month so it’s the perfect time to learn about the place for soy in a healthy diet and easy ways to incorporate it into everyday meals. Packed with protein and fiber, soyfoods are a tasty way to reduce calories, saturated fat and maintain your weight. Many soy products like veggie burgers cook and thaw faster than traditional meat sources so that means more time and convenience—who couldn’t use more of both?
The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) provides information about the health benefits and nutritional advantages of soy. SANA offers fun recipes and convenient ways to incorporate soy into meals for everyone – from athletes to families. SANA is dedicated to spreading the word about soy, especially during National Soyfoods Month in April!
Soyfoods aren’t just for vegetarians anymore. In fact, dishes made with soy are quick, tasty, and often healthier than traditional protein sources.
Since April is National Soyfoods Month it’s the perfect time to tell your readers about the benefits and ease of cooking with soy!
Here are just a few ways that soy can help make your life easier and healthier:
Need a snack on-the-go? Grab some gluten free SOYJOY bars to fuel up with nutrients in seconds.
On those busy weeknights, add some Wildwood tofu to the standard stir-fry for more protein or this spinach fettuccini to your favorite pasta sauce.
Packing lunches with the same snacks can get a little boring, but honey roasted soy nuts are a sweet and crunchy snack packaged in individual sizes, perfect for the lunch box.
Honey Roasted Soy Nuts
Packed with protein and fiber, soyfoods are a great way to reduce calories, cholesterol and saturated fat.
They also serve as a great source of iron, calcium, vitamin B-12, magnesium and zinc.
Including soyfoods into your diet is easy and convenient. See the recipes below:
Soymilk adds a healthy twist to any smoothie and these scalloped potatoes:
Soy Milk Scalloped Potatoes
Edamame makes a great energy-boosting snack and puts in an interesting twist on this hummus:
Easy recipes to get cooking with soy ingredients:
Easy recipes to get cooking with soy
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