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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Guest Blogger Marie LeBaron: Edamame!

I am happy to introduce Marie from Make and Takes as today’s guest blogger!  Marie is one of the bloggers I had the pleasure of meeting in person recently and she is as sweet as she is impressive.  I love having her for a guest post since she is so talented at creating kid-friendly activities and snacks…which brings us to her post.  Thanks, for visiting, Marie!

I’m happy to be a guest today as This Week For Dinner is one of my favorite food blogs! I love Jane’s Weekly Menu, it’s always giving me good ideas for what to eat.

Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite healthy snacks, Edamame! Have you tried it before? Edamame are soybeans in pods. You don’t eat the pod, just the yummy soybeans inside. My kids and I can gobble a whole bag of Edamame in minutes. They’re a simple snack, fun to eat, and good for you too.

You can buy Edamame all ready to go in the freezer section of your grocery store, they even sell big bags of them at Costco.

Place some in a bowl and follow the directions for cooking/steaming on the bag. I also like to add salt to mine, making for an even tastier treat.

Now pop the pod in your mouth and squeeze out the soybean. The salt on top of the pod will give your soybean more flavor. Then discard the pod into a bowl. I dare you to eat just one of these, I promise you won’t be able to stop!


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    We fell in love with these after finding them in McDonald’s Asian salad (which has sadly been discontinued), and my girls love them as well! We haven’t bought any in a while, but I’m glad for the reminder!

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    Great post! I love edamame! It is the perfect snack!!

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    It’s so true. You can’t eat just one. I need to start buying big bags at Costco because we eat so much edamame at our house.

  4. I introduced these to the kid’s as their ‘new’ food for the day, and after the first few pods, they were a hit! They LOVE them.

  5. I’m putting these on my costco list. Thank you.

  6. I have had these but I didn’t realize they were soy beans I just thought they were some kind of green bean but different. I will have to add these to my Costco list too. I just need to find them.

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    Sam’s also has containers of them that I can take to work for lunch or a snack. Just pop them in the microwave.

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    Jessica Hansen

    My old roommate spent a summer in Japan and we had these for a while after that. My husband (who doesn’t eat “veggies”) is in Japan right now. Hopefully he comes home with a taste for these since it has been toooooo long since I had them myself. I will put in on my healthy snack foods list. Thanks!

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    I have never heard of this. Thanks for the new idea! I will have to go find some to try with my non-veggie loving (including myself) family.

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