Easy Edamame Snacks to Bring to Work
Hello low-fat, unprocessed protein! Edamame beans are tiny but mighty, packed with protein and other nutrients to spruce up your snack life at work. We all get this: eating healthy in the workplace can be challenging. There’s no denying that it can be hard to stick to a healthy lifestyle when surrounded by vending machines, convenience stores, and takeout options galore.
Having accessible, convenient, and wholesome options can help get you on the right track and stay there. If you’re looking for an option that will taste good and help you feel good while you’re at the office, then start bringing edamame snacks to work!
Health Benefits of Edamame
What exactly is edamame? They’re immature soybeans that can be used in dishes (such as soups, noodle meals, salads, or stews) but are typically eaten as snacks. The taste is similar to peas with a slight hint of nuttiness and bitterness - they’re a lot like snap peas, just less sweet.
Not only are edamame appealing in taste, but they’re also a healthful treat! Here are some of the benefits of simple edamame snacks:
Packed with protein
Edamame makes an excellent source of protein, providing a serving of amino acids that your body needs to thrive. Plus, they’re an excellent option for vegetarians or vegans in need of a non-animal protein source. Edamame is a delicious and nutritious option for plant-based diets!
Rich in fiber
A cup of edamame has the same fiber as four pieces of whole wheat bread! Since fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugar, it’s great for mitigating blood sugar levels while simultaneously making you feel fuller longer. That means packing healthy edamame snacks for work can be a lifesaver in the office when you’re working long hours — just have a handful of edamame, and you’ll be set!
High in iron
Iron is essential for the growth and development of the body and can help improve energy and focus, boost the immune system, and regulate body temperature. Edamame is a great plant source to consider if you’re low in iron!
Edamame is also packed with vitamins A and C and contains more potassium than a banana. Who knew? Well, we did. Now you do too!
Healthy Edamame Snacks for Work
Are you ready to incorporate more edamame into your daily eating routine? This plant-based food source is versatile and delicious so you’ll never get bored bringing edamame snacks to work. Here are some options to consider:
- Roasted edamame dressed in light soy sauce
- Edamame seasoned with salt and pepper
- Spicy edamame dipped in chili sauce or wasabi
- Edamame with a hint of citrus, tossed in fresh lemon juice
- Sweet and savory edamame mixture, combined with our Mon Cherry freeze dried cherry snacks
Stay Cool with Sow Good’s Cool Beans
If you don’t want to cook your edamame and you’re looking for the easiest and most convenient option for storing edamame snacks at work, try Cool Beans.
Our freeze dried edamame snacks are shelf-stable (!!) and packed with protein, fiber, and iron, just like the original legume. Plus, we don’t add a single filler, preservative, or additive to the mix. Instead, it’s one simple ingredient: edamame.
Beyond the nutritional value, we designed Cool Beans to be a simple snack for busy schedules. You shouldn’t have to worry about meal prepping every time you want to follow a healthy diet in the workplace. We created simple and convenient healthy edamame snacks for work so you can spend less time struggling to stay healthy and more time snacking on the good stuff.