Roasted Edamame Beans

Plant-protein has been gaining popularity for some time now, and there are plenty of reasons to make it a regular staple in your diet. Protein is an essential macronutrient, and all too often we find our clients are not eating enough of it.

Sourcing protein is always a topic of great discussion at Lifestyle. Where do I get it? How much do I need? Do you have any awesome recipes that are high in protein? We help our clients with all of this.

Individual requirements for protein vary based on a number of factors. Age, height, weight, lean body mass, activity level, body-fat percentage and goals all help us determine where you should set your protein targets.

A spiral trail of edamame beans on a white plate, with a hand with pink nail polish reaching to grab a bean.

Plant-based protein is fabulous for a number of reasons. We like to consider the following:

  • Positive environmental impact. With our ever-expanding population, factory farming is taking a toll on the planet. We can help reduce our carbon footprint by eating more plant-based foods.
  • Excellent micronutrition! Lentils, seeds, and beans packs some awesome vitamins and minerals. Adding these to your intake can result in better overall health.
  • Fiber! Plant-based food adds fiber to your diet, which helps with gut health, weight control and more!
  • Economical! Plant-based protein is awesome for individuals working with a budget and doing their best to include more protein.

If you’re looking for a new recipe filled with protein and amazing flavor, try these edamame beans!

Ingredients

– 10 oz. of shelled edamame beans

– Cumin

– 1 tbsp. of chili powder

– 1 tbsp. of salt

– 1 tsp. of pepper

– 1 tbsp. of basil

– 1 tbsp. of olive oil (or oil spray; see below)

Preparation

– Preheat oven to 375 F. Toss beans into a bowl with all of the spices and stir.

– Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil or coat with a quick spray from an oil mister.

– Spread evenly on pan and cook for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!

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