Ankeny, Iowa, —Halloween parties offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy autumn-inspired soyfoods recipes. Seasonal ideas from The Soyfoods Council include a variety of healthful, protein-rich ingredients in recipes that kids love. Parents love soyfoods, too, because each serving offers 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein, low in saturated fat.
For a snack the whole family can enjoy, consider Chocolate Covered \”Soy Prize\”With just three ingredients—soynut butter, semi-sweet dark chocolate, and frozen shelled edamame (fresh soybeans) that have been cooked and cooled—this is an easy-to-make treat. Edamame are threaded onto bamboo skewers and then dipped into melted soynut butter and melted chocolate.
Black Soybean Dip for chips, crackers or pita is a quick and convenient recipe that starts with canned black soybeans and canned tan soybeans. For other dip ideas, check out the Soyfoods Council recipe brochure, 50 Kid-Friendly Ideas Featuring Soyfoods. It’s available on the Soyfoods Council website.
Without pumpkins, it wouldn’t be Halloween. That’s why the Soyfoods Council offers recipes such as Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake. This dessert is a graham cracker crust specialty featuring silken tofu, fresh or canned pumpkin, and soy cream cheese.
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.