This Thanksgiving, discover how soyfoods ingredients such as soymilk make it easy to serve memorable vegetable side dishes. Recipe ideas from The Soyfoods Council combine the benefits of a sensible diet with the sensation of splurging. Soyfoods are low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, they have a direct cholesterol-lowering effect and contain isoflavones that may directly improve the health of the arteries as well. Soyfoods also add texture and flavor to help you create rich-tasting vegetable dishes such as Butternut Squash Pavé to please your Thanksgiving guests.
The Soyfoods Council offers the recipe for this dramatic layered presentation combining soymilk with some popular flavors of fall, including Butternut squash, potatoes, cinnamon and nutmeg. Butternut Squash Pavé is made by layering thin slices of butternut squash and potatoes with a creamy mixture featuring Parmesan cheese, egg yolks and soymilk. The creamy mixture is flavored with shallots, garlic, white and cayenne pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme and bay leaf. It’s topped with extra Parmesan. After baking, simply slice Butternut Squash Pavé and serve.
Chipotle Corn Casserole with Tofu and Soymilk is another baked side dish to add flavor to your Thanksgiving menu. The recipe features convenient ingredients such as soft silken tofu, canned chipotle peppers, canned cream-style corn, frozen sweet corn, egg substitute, plain soymilk, Cheddar cheese and corn muffin mix. It’s a slice-and-serve dish that just may become a classic.
For soyfoods-rich Thanksgiving recipes, including Butternut Squash Pavé and Chipotle Corn Casserole, take a look at the recipe section of the website.
About the Soyfoods Council: The Soyfoods Council is a non-profit organization, created and funded by Iowa soybean farmers, providing a complete resource to increase awareness of soyfoods, educate and inform media, healthcare professionals, consumers and the retail and foodservice market about the many benefits of soyfoods. Iowa is the country’s number one grower of soybeans and is the Soyfoods Capital of the world.
About the Role of Soyfoods in a Healthful Diet: Soyfoods have played an important role in Asian cuisines for centuries. In recent years they have become popular in Western countries because of their nutrition and health properties. Soyfoods are excellent sources of high-quality protein and provide a healthy mix of polyunsaturated fat. In addition, independent of their nutrient content, there is very intriguing evidence indicating soyfoods reduce risk of several chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer. All individuals are well advised to eat a couple of servings of soyfoods every day.