There’s no trick to offering stealthy healthy soyfoods treats for Halloween gatherings. When you replace sour cream with silken tofu in a dip, you’re creating a no-cholesterol version of a classic. When you offer crunch party snacks like chocolate-dipped edamame, each chocolaty bite has a bit of soy protein. And if you’re looking for great-tasting Halloween party foods, all you have to do is visit The Soyfoods Council website for better-for-you recipes such as Chocolate Soynut Spread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Soy Protein Bread and Double Chocolate Soynut Cookies.
Soyfoods such as soymilk, tofu, soynuts and edamame are cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, each serving of soyfoods offers 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein.
The Soyfoods Council provides simple recipes that demonstrate how compatible soy and chocolate are. Consider Chocolate Soynut Spread for Halloween gatherings. Make it in a food processor with salted soynuts, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar and soybean oil. The spread makes a great complement for seasonal quick breads such Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Soy Protein Bread. This easy-to-make pumpkin/chocolate bread calls for ingredients such as canned pumpkin, soy protein powder, soy flour and semisweet chocolate chips. You can also serve Chocolate Soynut Spread with Tofu Banana Bread or Cinnamon Zucchini Bread, both featuring silken firm tofu.
Double Chocolate Soynut Cookies feature the flavor and nutrition of soyfoods. These cookies are made with soymilk, soy flour, cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate chips and soynuts. The baked cookies are drizzled with an attractive melted white confectionery coating before serving.
Visit The Soyfoods Council website for more tips about incorporating soyfoods into your healthful lifestyle without giving up the fun or flavor you love. 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.