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Old 04-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #1  
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Default Roasted edamame beans

Anyone tried these? Very yummy. They remind me of pistachios a little. They are dry roasted soy beans, but very crunchy and crispy. They are very lightly salted - which is good anyway as I am not a huge salt person. They are full of vitamins, protein and in general really healthy. I picked up Feng Shui at Wal-mart for $2. It's 130 cals for 1/4 cup (only 40 of those come from fat).

I think they'd be a good TV snack. I've measured the whole bag and put it in little baggies already lol
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I'm dying to try those! And roasted chickpeas too!

Does the edamame beans contain a lot of soy? Or I'm thinking of something else?

I like snacky foods that are healthy! I'm a former chip-o-holic!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #3  
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Edamame are immature green soy beans.... It means "twig bean" in Japanese...
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Yes, edamame are just immature soy beans. I liked them more than I thought I would. I will probably try the roasted peas with wasabi next. There are a few things that look good. I found a good few things in an isle that had Asian foods and sauces. I wish they'd put them in the snack isle.

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130 cals per 1/4 cup serving. 0 saturated fat, transfat and cholesterol; 230 sodium; 9g carbohydrate; 7g / 28% dietary fiber; 1g sugars; 13g protein; 4% calcium; 2% vitamin c; 10% iron. (% = daily value)
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I LOVE wasabi peas.... Those are totally addictive to me... once I start with those I just can't stop...

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I like the ones in the pod from trader joes, so yummy.
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I picked these up not too long ago. My dad doesn't like any health food stuff, so I was shocked when he started eating these by the handful.
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I LOVE wasabi peas.... Those are totally addictive to me... once I start with those I just can't stop...
I will definitely have to try them then. I hadn't spoken to anyone that had tried them, so I wasn't sure if they were good or not. But it sounded good. I like wasabi, and love sriracha sauce, so I thought I might like them.
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My obsession (was) the Blue Diamond bold wasabi and soy sauce almonds. I had to stop buying them or else I'd eat the whole can or bag.
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My obsession (was) the Blue Diamond bold wasabi and soy sauce almonds. I had to stop buying them or else I'd eat the whole can or bag.
I love those too... But I can't have them around either... It seemed like as soon as I opened the can... POOF! They just magically disappeared...
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I love those too... But I can't have them around either... It seemed like as soon as I opened the can... POOF! They just magically disappeared...
Yeah, that was my experience. I could down a can in one sitting. The big bag would take a few days though.

The funny thing is that I have an entire pantry full of all sorts of different snack foods that my kids eat. But I am not drawn to eat any of it. For some reason the only thing I have a problem with is the food I buy for myself to eat, and I have a problem limiting the portions of certain things.
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Yeah, that was my experience. I could down a can in one sitting. The big bag would take a few days though.

The funny thing is that I have an entire pantry full of all sorts of different snack foods that my kids eat. But I am not drawn to eat any of it. For some reason the only thing I have a problem with is the food I buy for myself to eat, and I have a problem limiting the portions of certain things.
Have you tried - yes, this sounds odd - looking to see what the serving amount is and measuring it all out into baggies consisting of a single serving? It seems to help me a little. I like the idea of some foods coming in bags/containers of serving portion, but I was paying more just for that. So I started doing this, and it seems to help me stay mindful of what I am eating.

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I remember having these when I was a child. My mom would sometimes pick them up at the natural food store where they sold them in bulk.

You can roast your own at home as well. It will help control the oil and salt plus add extra seasonings.
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You can roast your own at home as well. It will help control the oil and salt plus add extra seasonings.
That's not a bad idea. They aren't very salty, but if I had the choice, I'd probably go lower on the salt. I am just not a huge salt person, so it's not hard for me to cut back on. I will have to see if I can find some recipes. Have you made your own before?
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That's not a bad idea. They aren't very salty, but if I had the choice, I'd probably go lower on the salt. I am just not a huge salt person, so it's not hard for me to cut back on. I will have to see if I can find some recipes. Have you made your own before?
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I bought beans to do so but never got around to doing it. I'm sure there are some great recipes online. If you do roast some, make sure you let us know how it turns out.
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