Edamame Salad and Edamame Soup
Edamame! This Asian superfood is not only delicious but can be used in just about anything from salads, dips, soups, and stir-fry. This soybean offers a great nutritional kick too, as it is high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Two of my favorite recipes using edamame are cucumber, onion, and edamame salad and edamame and potato soup.
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 onion, peeled and sliced
1 cup edamame, prepared (boiled for 10 minutes)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
5 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp soy sauce
And a pinch of cayenne pepper for flavoring!
1 cup edamame, prepare (boiled for 10 minutes)
2 cups potatoes, skinned (boiled for 10 minutes)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup sundried tomatoes
½ cup onions
2 cups vegetable stock
Cinnamon Baked Butternut Squash and Apples
· 1 butternut squash
· 2 Gala apples (or apples of your choice)
· 2 tbsp. brown sugar
· 1 tsp. cinnamon
· 1/2 cup marshmallows
Slice butternut squash and apples into thin slices and place in a microwave-safe casserole dish. Mix brown sugar evenly throughout squash and apples. Microwave 10 minutes on high. Sprinkle cinnamon and marshmallows on top. Microwave 2 more minutes. Enjoy!
1 cup frozen peach slices
3 tablespoons nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice or apple juice
1/2 cup nonfat milk
Add sugar to taste
Thoroughly blend all ingredients to enjoy this fruity goodness!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons honey
Blend with ice and enjoy!
Moistest Microwave Cake Ever
1 (2 layer) cake mix
1 can pie filling
Mix ingredients together. Pour into desired pan. Microwave on HIGH.
- For 12 cup Bundt, microwave for 10-12 minutes
- For 6 cup Ring mold, microwave for 6-7 minutes
- For 6 cupcakes, microwave 2 minutes and 45 seconds
Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Zesty Avocado Dip
By Bernadette Laspee
1 med. ripe avocado
1 c. sour cream
1 (.56 oz.) pkg. green onion dip mix
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Red and yellow pepper strips
Blend avocado with sour cream, green onion dip mix and lemon juice in blender until smooth. Pour into bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until serving time. Serve your healthy dip to friends in a bowl surrounded by prepared vegetables.
Makes 4 servings- approx. 2 cups dip.