Des Moines, IA – Rarely does something so sinfully sweet come without a heaping helping of guilt. Rarely can you indulge in gooey, chocolate brownies without feeling like you’ve destroyed your healthy diet for the day. That is about to change. Thanks to soy and its nutritional properties, it is now possible to have Guilt-Free Brownies. They make a great after school snack or healthy dessert to pack in the lunchbox. Here are a few reasons to consider soy for every meal:…
In a time of economic stress, many people are trying to budget their money the best way they can by cutting unnecessary expenses. The grocery bill can add up fast, making it sometimes difficult to not load up on cheap, prepackaged meals.
One way to eat fresh and healthy foods while minimizing your consumption of preservatives is to grow your own food using a garden or visit your local farmer’s market. Growing your own fruits and vegetables ensures you are getting the cleanest, most nutritional food possible. And if you did not plant a garden, purchasing them from your farmer’s market is a great way to save money while supporting the local economy….
Des Moines, IA – The Soyfoods Council presents “Soy Solutions to Tran Fat-Free Baking.” This new brochure explains how soy-based oils and interesterfied trans-free shortenings have become an alternative in the quest to create trans fat-free baked goods that still retain all the original flavor and form consumers have come to expect.
Researchers at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, conducted a scientific study to determine if it was possible to retain the quality attributes of commercial baking products using a one for one substitution replacing hydrogenated vegetable shortening with a trans fat-free soy ingredient alternative. The study determined that substitution works successfully with certain soy ingredients….
As the days get longer, hotter and more humid, the last thing you want to do is slave away in front of a piping-hot stove. Staying cool this summer means more than turning on the air conditioning or taking a dip in the pool; it also means indulging in cool, refreshing treats. Luckily, many tasty recipes today do not require a hot stove or steaming pot of boiling water.
Treating yourself to chilly, soy snacks and desserts is a great way to cool off as the temperatures climb. Soy can satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your goals to maintain that beach body, and here’s why:…
Bridal, baby and other festive showers are all in full swing. These celebrations are a perfect time to feature soy desserts. Soy is full of nutrients, easy to use and fun for everyone!
Along with cholesterol-lowering protein, soy benefits women in many ways; studies have shown soy to decrease the chances of developing breast cancer when consumed early in life, and it has also been shown to reduce uncomfortable menopausal symptoms later in life.
At one of your gatherings, try adding some delicious soy desserts as a sweet way to celebrate together!
April is Soyfoods Month, so what better time to get the whole family to try soyfoods. Much has already been written about the benefits of soyfoods for adults: cancer, osteoporosis and hot flash prevention and cholesterol reduction. But soyfoods are very important for kids as well.
Recently there was news about soyfoods for kids, especially girls. Research at the National Cancer Institute showed that Asian women who ate the most soy-based foods from ages 5 to 11 reduced their risk of breast cancer by 58%. Just one serving of soyfoods a day – 1 cup of soymilk, ¼ cup soy nuts or 4 ounces of tofu -can make this dramatic difference….
Des Moines, IA – Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. That battle came to represent Mexican unity and patriotism; not to be mistaken with Mexico’s Independence Day, which is September 16. In the United States and Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a great celebration of freedom and friendship.
This May, Cinco de Mayo offers an opportunity to do something healthy for you and your friends by introducing soy into your diet. Soy has numerous health benefits to improve your lifestyle and is readily available in many different forms to help reinvigorate your favorite foods. Soy can take on the taste and texture of almost any food, which makes it an ideal alternative, but is also great on its own!
Try this 2007 Chef and Child Soyfood’s Recipe contest winning recipe. It is a great demonstration of all the soy alternatives available.