Steamed Edamame are tasty! I haven’t met a bean that I did not love, but edamame definitely belongs in the ‘favourites’ category. Steamed Edamame can be the vegetable-part of your Back-to-Basics Meal! Back-to-Basics Meals are comprised of three component: vegetables, a protein-rich component and a carbohydrate-rich component. Would you like to read more about the Back-to-Basics Meals? Check out my [How to make Easy, Healthy and Delicious Dinners] article. Are looking for some components to match this recipe with? Select [Back-to-Basics Meals] under [Meals] on [the recipe page].Steamed Edamame
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- 250 g Beans [edamame, frozen] - [See good to know section.]
- dash Ground Salt
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cooking Pot
- Steamer [bamboo]
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Put water in the cooking put. Make sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the steamer.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Put the beans in the steamer and steam the beans for [recipe-timer minutes=3]3 minutes[/recipe-timer] to [recipe-timer minutes=5]5 minutes[/recipe-timer].
- Sprinkle some salt over the Steamed Edamame and enjoy!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your prepared beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you are not eating all of them right away.
- Shelf life: The prepared beans will stay good for a few days if stored correctly.
- Tip: Ideally you should prepare the beans right before you eat them.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
- Working with vegetables: Always make sure you wash fresh vegetables before you use them.
- Note: Since you weigh the beans when they are still in their pods, the weighed amount you are eating is about half of what the beans weigh while they are in their pods.
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fiber? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?Shelled Steamed Edamame 100 grams Nutrition Label
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.