Thursday, March 26, 2009

Foodie Friday: Edamane

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Not too long ago, I didn't even know what Edamame was! As part of a nutrition class I go too weekly, our dietitian introduced us to this product as a way to get more protein with fewer calories in our diet. Click here to learn more about them.

They are not like other beans...you open the pod and eat the beans. They taste almost like boiled peanuts. You can buy a smaller package at Walmart, but this package of 8 is a great buy at Sam's Club. They are a great low cal snack-good to satisfy the craving to munch on something!

Here's a great article titled the Secret of Edamame that is an interesting read. See if you can find out which famous singer snacks on them!

Have any of you tried them? I would love to know your reaction!

Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love edamame! We often have them as an appetizer when we eat at a Japanese restaurant.

I also buy them at Costco. I usually rinse them to get rid of the extra salt they seem to have when they are packaged.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I've seen them used on some of the cooking shows I watch, but I've never eaten them. Might have to give them a try now.

xinex said...

Hi Diane! DH loves these. They are supposed to be really healthy with lots of protein...Christine

pammiejo said...

Yes, I've bought them before and I guess I like them. I did find them "boring" (in taste) after a while so I didn't buy any more. Maybe I need to find different ways to fix them to enjoy them more. PAM

justabeachkat said...

Hi Diane

I've never had them, but you have me convinced. I haven't been by for awhile so I've sure enjoyed catching up with you. Your NY trips sound like they were so much fun. I love NY.

Hugs!
Kat

imjacobsmom said...

I noticed them at Costco & Sam's but I have never tried them...I just may have to give them a try now. ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

Diane I was at Costo with my Grand daughter and she bought these said her and DH love to snack on them... very healthy...love your new Blog Hat girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Muse said...

I have not yet...but I will...as i want to try and eat more soy! :)

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I don't know how I've missed trying these, 'cuz I eat everything else that's not tied down...LOL...I'll check them out.
Have a great weekend, ;-) Bo

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..those are neat...never seen that before!
sandy toe

Lorrie said...

I recently discovered edamame and I love them!

Joanna said...

Never had them. My niece loves eating them cold.

susan said...

We like edamame at our house. Besides, it's just fun to say :) Love the way the word sounds!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I have not tried this. I'll be looking for it though. Grandson Drew refuses to eat meat. He's done this from the beginning, when he started having solid food. This might be another good source of protein for him.
My contribution, this week, is loaded with calories!!!!

Amy said...

Great post. I boil them, rinse and add a little salt and leave them in the fridge for munching or tossing on top of a salad. Very, very healthy form of soy.

amy@maisonbelle

April said...

Never even heard of them! Sounds like something I'd like, though. I'm off to Sam's in just a bit...I plan to load up! :)

Darlene said...

I've heard of it but didn't even know what it was. Thanks for enlightening me!!!

The blog of MBW said...

I had it before, sometimes I eat it as a snack instead of junk food.

Gollum said...

A great post! This was informative!

Chandy said...

We love our edamame here too! DH is a big fan!

Kristen said...

I love edamame - makes a great snack at work, or as a substitution for popcorn during a movie at home!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I like edamame too... and I agree they taste like boiled peanuts!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope the bad weather did not come your way yesterday Diane! Watch out for all the tornadoes they are predicting for this Spring!
Have a good weekend!

Pat

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Cass @ That Old House said...

I have heard of edamame but never quite knew what it was. Now you have intrigued me, and I'm going to have to try it. Sounds great, and anything that is a good snack without a heavy hit of calories is a good thing!
Cass

jeanne said...

Diane I came over to your post early this evening and fell asleep while reading your post. LOL. I had a day where I never stopped all day. My daughter and her family will be here tomorrow for spring break and I had to clean, fit in therapy and a Dr. visit. A lot of activity for me.

I have never eaten Edamame's before. I am interested in trying them though. Now I need to find them. No big stores here. I'll let you know!!! I like boiled peanuts if they are done right.

See you tomorrow on Pinkie day.

Hugs...Jeanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm going to have to try some of these. I've never even heard of them. Thanks for the info. laurie

Christina said...

We have enjoyed edamame in the past, but it has been awhile since I have bought any. I'm glad you reminded me because I think my daughter would really love it.