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Crispy cheesy edamame beans

Quick, healthy, delicious, great for the kids and the perfect snack.  During my pinterest travels I came across a simple recipe using edamame beans.  Have you ever tried them? They fall in between tasting like a sweet pea and a nut and I fell in love on my first trip to Japan a long time ago (ok, I was 18) and been eating them ever since.

Edamame Beans are young soybeans originating from Japan and is served as a side dish to your meal. They are typically boiled in their pod in salted water but can also be sold (I buy mine from asian grocerer) frozen, pre cooked and shelled.Edamame are star legumes and a great meat alternative for vego’s providing the necessary protein, vitamins and minerals. Also, apart from fish, soybeans are one of the few foods that contain omega-3 fats which help to reduce cholesterol levels. You will find it won’t take long before you feel full due to the high protein content which is great for controlling your weight. Having a bag handy in the freezer is great to bring out for a quick addition to meals (my girls love them) or for making snacks like this recipe.

 Ingredients

+ 1 packet frozen shelled edamame
+ 1 tsp olive oil + 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


Directions
+ Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
+ Place beans in a colander and rinse under lukewarm water under thawed.
+ Spread beans onto the bottom of an oven tray, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with cheese (and garlic might be nice!)
+ Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is crispy and golden, about 20 minutes.

Have you found some good recipes on Pinterest?  Have you ever tried edamame beans? ON another note, have you entered my 3 month free gym membership competition yet?  Click here to find out more, comp closes at the end of the week.x Have a great day!

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