Caviar, truffles, oysters, asparagus, chocolate, tofu . . . Okay, we have to admit that when it comes to the traditional foods of romance, soyfoods aren’t usually on the list. Maybe they should be, though. Not only do they marry well with chocolate, when it comes to matters of the heart, soyfoods may help protect against heart disease. That’s why they’re ideal for those meals you prepare for your special one on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. The Soyfoods Council can help you plan your menu for romantic celebrations with a variety of chocolate and soy recipe ideas….
If you’ve just made a New Year’s resolution to eat more healthfully in 2012, The Soyfoods Council can help. Soyfoods offer protein, and may help protect against heart disease. They’re low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. And yes, they have a direct cholesterol-lowering effect and contain isoflavones that may directly improve the health of the arteries as well. But that’s not why you’ll want to include them in your diet this year. Simply put, they fit your active lifestyle. Soyfoods are convenient and versatile ingredients….
Restaurant customers have a year-round appreciation for snacks and small plates, but during the holidays your appetizer offerings become even more important. Office parties, celebrations and friendly get-togethers bring customers into restaurants for fun-to-eat foods they can share. The Soyfoods Council provides a season’s worth of dips, snacks and drink-compatible appetizers that will round out your holiday menu. The recipes also provide an added nutrition boost from soyfoods.
Soyfoods make great bar foods, with ideas as simple as edamame steamed in the pod, edamame hummus and tofu-based dips for vegetables. Fried appetizer ideas include LILY Gyoza, a recipe developed at Oakview Restaurant at the Iowa Tournament Club in Des Moines. These potsticker-style dumplings feature fillings such as tofu, edamame, and soy burger crumbles….
Nobody wants to think too much about diet and nutrition when they’re celebrating the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t offer more healthful, lighter bites at parties. With recipes from the Soyfoods Council, it’s easy to provide lower fat, higher protein fare. The Soyfoods Council offers simply sensational ideas for dips, appetizers and holiday cookies on its website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com.
From cocktail parties to family open houses, you’ll appreciate the selection of convenient dip recipes, including the Tofu Dip Trio. Your guests can choose from Curry Dip made with soy cream cheese and curry powder; Roasted Bell Pepper Dip featuring silken tofu, roasted red bell peppers, tomato paste and kalamata olives; and Tofu Tomato Dip with silken tofu, sundried tomatoes, soymilk, Ranch Dressing mix, and seasonings….
Soyfoods offer the opportunity to enhance your favorite Thanksgivings recipes while maintaining the flavors and textures you love. One serving of soyfoods provides approximately 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein. Unlike many common protein-rich foods you and your family eat, soyfoods have no cholesterol and are low in saturated fat. Visit the Soyfoods Council website for tasty ways to incorporate soyfoods into your traditional holiday recipes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, side dish casseroles and pumpkin cheesecake….
This fall, you and your family can experience the flavors of the world with healthful, globally inspired soup recipes from The Soyfoods Council. These contemporary ideas not only encourage consumption of more vegetables and legumes, they also provide heart-healthy protein from soyfoods. More than a decade ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim for soyfoods based on their cholesterol-lowering effects. Soyfoods also are low in saturated fats. Perhaps best of all, though, soyfoods are versatile and convenient ingredients for quick soups or slowly simmered specialties….
Get the school year off to a good start with healthy breakfasts that pack in the nutrients but don’t take a lot of time to prepare. The Soyfoods Council website offers simple recipes for breakfast smoothies that combine protein from soy, vitamins from fruit and great taste. Breakfast-in-a-glass may taste like a treat to kids, but these soy-rich shakes and smoothies offer parent-pleasing ingredients.
The Frosty Strawberry Shake combines orange juice, silken tofu, bananas and strawberries. The Berry Secret Smoothie is a stealthy-healthy drink that has kids sipping fruits and vegetables. The “secret” ingredients are spinach, cherry-berry blend frozen berries, vanilla soymilk and orange juice….