If you’re like most cooks, your Thanksgiving menu features turkey and traditional favorites each year, complemented by one or two new recipes to round out the feast. This year, the Soyfoods Council offers festive recipes that just may be destined to become new traditions.
Butternut Squash Pavé is a sensational yet simple Thanksgiving side dish. Layered slices of butternut squash and Idaho potatoes are baked with a creamy rich mixture of soymilk and egg yolks. The creamy sauce is flavored with garlic, shallots, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, bay leaves and fresh thyme. After baking, simply cut Butternut Squash Pavé into squares before serving. You’ll find this recipe, and other ideas such as stuffing, Caesar salad dressing, Chipotle corn casserole and pumpkin pie. For a fun twist on dessert, try the Tiramisu Shots.
Serving soyfoods at Thanksgiving makes it easy to provide new holiday specialties and better-for-you versions of old favorites. Soy is a versatile plant-based protein, cholesterol-free and easy to incorporate into recipes. Not only do soyfoods enhance your meal with flavorful recipes, they are low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. Soyfoods are ideal for everything from dips to dressings and desserts. One serving of soyfoods—including ingredients like soymilk, tofu, soynuts and edamame—offers 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein.
Visit the Soyfoods Council website for the Butternut Squash Pavé recipe and other celebration-worthy Thanksgiving ideas. New recipes, health information and tips are constantly being added, so bookmark the site and visit it often: www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com.
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.