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April is National Soyfoods Month. It’s so easy to substitute some of your regular ingredients for a soy based product. For example, substitute soy milk for dairy milk or tofu for chicken. Soy protein is the only plant protein the FDA recognizes to reduce heart disease risk.
This really surprised me. I’ve been using almond milk instead of cow’s milk and after reading this, I’m substituting soy milk instead. I love getting the extra protein.
I love, love, love, edamame. I would easily make this swap. Steamed edamame pods sprinkled with a bit of garlic powder and salt. Yum!
A snack higher in protein and lower in fat. Great swap!
I decided to swap out one item in my Breakfast Scramble and include an extra one in my meal celebrating National Soyfoods Month. Instead of using pork sausage, I used Morningstar’s soy-based sausage patties and I also included edamame, already shelled.
Breakfast Scramble (featuring Soyfoods)
MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties
Mixture of Green, Red and Yellow Peppers and onions (I buy the frozen mixture)
Hashbrown potatoes (either the shredded or diced)
Chili powder, salt and pepper, to taste
Microwave the MorningStar patties per the directions on the box.
Chop into a crumble.
Saute the peppers and onions in a pan on the stove. Once softened, add in the frozen hashbrowns and cook until no longer frozen. Add in the MorningStar crumbles and edamame. Sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper. Enjoy.
For more detailed information, please visit http://www.soyfoodsmonth.org. Be sure to follow facebook.com/soyfoodsassociation for weekly #swapportunities offering soy swap tips each Wednesday and pinterest.com/soyfoods for hundreds of recipe ideas.