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National Soyfoods Month

Ever since I stopped eating meat last year, I've used soy as a way to get a lot of the protein that I need, which is why I'm so excited about this post! April is National Soyfoods Month (http://bit.ly/13Vm8jV) 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 (or, uh, lose it in my case). 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!

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.  Plus, they are peanut friendly, so Lily can take them to school.  They were salty and I pretty much inhaled them.  I had to keep some water around  so that my mouth didn't get too dry, but other than that, I loved them.  At 8g of protein per pouch, I can also see myself keeping a couple of packs in my car. Honey Roasted Soy Nuts

And I can't wait to make these two recipes:

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: Edamame Hummus


This sponsorship is brought to you by the Soyfoods Association who we have partnered with for this promotion.

Braised Potatoes with Lemon and Scallions

Deviled Eggs with Pickled Onions