I may not be a school kid, but I always eat an afternoon snack. Eating regularly scheduled meals and snacks helps to keep your blood sugar regulated and helps keep you from getting overly hungry, which can lead to overeating later on. A balanced snack should contain fiber and protein to satisfy hunger.
Some people have called edamame the “super vegetable” because it’s the only vegetable that contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Just one half-cup of cooked edamame provide 11 grams of protein with 1 gram of fiber, plus it’s a good source of Vitamin A, calcium and iron.
Roasted edamame can satisfy that crunchy, salty craving while providing a big punch of healthy nutrients. Try the basic recipe below, or get creative with different spices.
Preheat oven to 475°F. Pat edamame dry with a towel to remove all excess moisture. Combine edamame, oil, seasoning, and salt on a large rimmed baking sheet, tossing gently to coat.
Bake 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until browned and crunchy. Let cool on pan 5 minutes.