Protein per serving: 8 grams, per 1/2 cup of shelled peas
Time: 5 minutes
This is a perfect fix for those after work salty/crunchy cravings. Not only will this protein snack tide you over until dinner, but it also packs a punch with it’s fibre content (3 g per serving!), which is tricky to get enough of after surgery!
1.5-2 cups frozen edamame beans in shells, loosely packed
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of red pepper chili flakes (optional, if you want an extra kick!)
1. Defrost the edamame beans in the microwave. I find the easiest way to do this is to put them in a bowl with 1 cup of water and microwave for 2 minutes (or until no longer frozen). Stir beans after 1 minute.
2. Rinse the beans under cold water to cool them down.
3. In a bowl, sprinkle the beans with lime juice, sesame oil, salt and red pepper chili flakes. Toss the beans to coat them.
4. Eat the edamame beans by pulling the peas out of the pod with your teeth. Don’t eat the pods!
– Monica & Lisa