Healthy family recipe: Crispy Edamame 'Popcorn'

Put that microwave popcorn back on the shelf.  This is your new savory snack that the whole family will love, and you will love knowing how healthy it is for them.  With just the right amount of cheese and a little garlic, these soybeans get crispy in the oven for the perfect eat-by-the-handful snack.  Edamame or soybeans, are a naturally good source of protein, fiber, and iron.  Edamame comes naturally in pods, but you can find them shelled with the fresh vegetables or in the freezer section. 

But you might want to make a double batch…I bet these will be gone by the first quarter. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 (12 ounce) package of frozen edamame
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 

Directions

  1.  Preheat the oven to 400. 
  2. Toss the frozen edamame with olive oil.  Spread edamame evenly over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. 
  3. Mix the cheese and garlic powder in a small bowl, then  sprinkle evenly over the edamame
  4. Bake in the over for 15 minutes, or until crispy

Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/crispy-edamame/detail.aspx


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