Why Soy is Good For You + 5 Recipes to Try

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Soy is a truly wonderful legume, versatile and healthful. Follow along and let's discover its top 3 health benefits, plus how to use it in the kitchen!

1

Nutrient-Dense

Soybeans pack a punch of precious nutrients including quality proteins, fibres, iron, and calcium. If you're on a plant-based diet, they're your number one friend!

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2

Better Fats

Did you know that swapping meat with soy helps lower bad cholesterol? Stick to wholesome soy products like edamame and tempeh for maximum benefits!

3

Good Mood

Soy contains isoflavones, plant compounds with an impressive array of health benefits. For example, they help with mood swings, anxiety, and depression.

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Recipes You Can Try

When it comes to cooking with soy, you can choose between miso, edamame, tofu, and tempeh. Discover how to use each of them in the following 5 recipes!

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Silken Tofu Waffles

Silken tofu is soft and creamy, perfect for smoothies, desserts, and even waffles! See it in action in this high-protein waffles recipe.

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2

Miso-Marinated Tofu Bowl

Miso is a thick paste made from fermented soybeans, great for sauces, spreads, and soups. Try it as a marinade for tofu bites in this glorious lunch bowl.

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3

Buffalo Tempeh "Wings"

Minimally processed, tempeh is one of the healthiest soy products. This cake of fermented soybeans is perfect for meat-free dishes like these vegan buffalo "wings"!

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4

Easy Tofu Pad Thai

Stir-fries and firm tofu go hand in hand. Sear the tofu bites in a wok until golden and add them to this easy pad thai for a satisfying midweek dinner!

5

Spicy Edamame Bowl

You can eat the green immature soybeans right from the pod. You can also use them for hummus or tip them into salads, like this 30-minute buddha bowl!

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