Edamame for the Kids

Want a kid-friendly snack or side dish that is easy to prepare and full of nutrients? Try edamame.  At 189 calories per serving, this side is full of fiber, iron and vitamin C. We all want our kids to eat well. This Momtrends favorite is easy to prepare and may become your favorite pre-meal snack.

Soy beans

1.) Strip all of the pods off of your soybean bunch and boil them whole in salted water for 5 minutes.
2.) Drain the pods, liberally salt them, and then slip the seeds out of the pods directly into your mouth.

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  • I don't know what happened but there seem to be two of mine showing up. Sorry about that. Would you remove the one that is wrong?

  • I'm not sure my Devil's Food Cake is the best contribution for a healthy snacks day but a little treat once in a while has to be okay 🙂 I've tried edamame and they are fantastic – we really like them in our house – adults and kids alike!

  • Just a warning to be careful with soybeans. Most are genetically modified, and they are also high in phytates and they can mimic estrogen in our body.

    It's always something, huh?! 🙂


  • I watched the launch of Michelle's let's move campaign and was very moved by her remarks. She really empowered parents to make time to offer more real food for their kids so they could lead healthy lives. I wrote about my reaction to her remarks here: http://foodwithkidappeal.blogspot.com/2010/02/you-ate-what-mom-fixed-good-bad-or-ugly.html
    thanks for hosting and spreading the word about healthier eating!

  • Kelly, Thanks for pointing out the potential issues with soy. Everything in moderation I guess.

  • I like edamame, but am hoping my son eventually likes it. I think it's a great snack to keep on hand in the freezer.

  • My older one likes this, we struggle with #2 to get her to eat green things.

  • I didn't leave a link today because I don't have a recipe but I posted my story about becoming vegetarian in case anyone was interested. http://www.breastfeedingmomsunite.com/2010/02/how-and-why-i-became-vegetarian/

  • Melodie, you can always link a post that is food related–all I want to do is to get the conversations going!