Finding new, healthy meals to interest the family is sometimes as easy as looking through your kitchen pantry. Chances are you have a few, miscellaneous food items in your kitchen at all times, like canned beans, potatoes, cheese and eggs, to just name a few. With these items and a little soy, you can create new, tasty recipes for the whole family. Soy is a great staple to have in your kitchen and here’s why:
Protein: Soy is nutrient rich. It is the only plant protein that is equivalent to an animal protein, which is great for building muscle and filling you up at dinner time.
Heart healthy: Soy protein is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. In fact, some studies show that soy protein can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, which helps maintain a healthy heart.
Accessible: Since it’s incredibly versatile, soy can be added into almost anything. There are numerous soy products that work as tasty substitutes for meat or dairy. It’s also great on its own, like edamame, soynuts or soymilk.
Here are a couple recipes to start adding to your healthy lifestyle.