Everyday Mom's Meals: April Means Soy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Means Soy

Did you know April is National Soy Foods Month? Yep, it is. 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 a healthy weight.  Many soy products, like veggie burgers, cook and thaw faster than traditional meat sources so that means more time and convenience. Let's face it, we can all 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!

Soyfoods are not just for vegetarians anymore. In fact, dishes made with soy are quick, tasty, and often healthier than traditional protein sources.

Here are just a few ways that soy can help make your life easier and healthier: 

~Take a mixed berry smoothie up a notch with creamy and delicious WESTSOY Soymilk made from whole organic soybeans.

 ~Need a snack on-the-go? Grab some gluten free SOYJOY bars to fuel up with nutrients in seconds.

- I actually received a same of Cranberry and Dark Chocolate SOYJOY bars, and they are super yummy! Something I can feel good about snacking on in the middle of the day, that still tastes great. Plus, they are the perfect size to toss in my purse for on-the-go snacking!

 ~On those busy weeknights, add some Wildwood tofu to the standard stir-fry for more protein or this spinach fettuccine to your favorite pasta sauce.

~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.

- I also received a sample of these. Oh my gosh...I love soy nuts, and these are a new favorite. They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet, satisfying both cravings in one package! 

Packed with protein and fiber, soyfoods are a great way to reduce calories, cholesterol and saturated fat. They also serve as a great source of iron, calcium, vitamin B-12, magnesium and zinc.

Including soyfoods into your diet is easy and convenient. Soymilk adds a healthy twist to any smoothie or scalloped potatoes.

Edamame makes a great energy-boosting snack and puts in an interesting twist on this hummus.

Easy recipes to get cooking with soy ingredients.

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

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