I’ve partnered with the United Soybean Board to share the goodness of heart healthy U.S. soy, including some delicious soy recipes you can make at home.
Why should we eat soy?
Consumers continue to prioritize healthy food choices and sustainably produced foods, and increasingly seek plant-based options like soy. Soybeans are U.S. grown and certified sustainable. Research shows soy provides various health benefits:
- Both soy protein and soybean oil carry a FDA heart health claim recognizing that soy may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease; in fact, soy is the only plant protein to carry a FDA approved heart health claim!
- Soy is rich in folate, potassium and fiber.
- Soy is a complete source plant-based protein, as it provides all essential amino acids. Soybeans are similar to animal products in terms of protein quality.
- The best part is that there are so many delicious ways to enjoy it!
Soy snack: Edamame Hummus
Edamame Hummus is perfect for pairing with veggies or whole grain crackers. To a food processor, add your edamame, soybean oil, lemon juice and seasonings and blend until smooth. What many people may not know is that most vegetable oil in your grocery store is actually heart healthy 100% soybean oil. Check the ingredients list!
• Pick up a bottle of heart healthy 100% soybean oil at your local grocery store for this recipe.
Soy meal: Super Soy and Ancient Grain Salad
This salad is a great option because it’s easy to make ahead and enjoy all week long. Simply whisk together your soybean oil, lemon juice and zest and mustard in a small bowl and pour that over your salad ingredients before giving it a light toss. Besides being heart healthy, soybean oil is also a rich source of omega-3s and has a neutral flavor, so it doesn’t interfere with ingredients.
Soy Meal: Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw with Crunchy Ramen Noodles
This is another easy way to incorporate soy this summer and is made with heart healthy edamame and soybean oil. Soy protein is rich in folate, potassium and fiber and is naturally gluten free.
Visit SoyConnection.com for more delicious recipes made with heart healthy U.S. soy!