by ANNA JIMENEZ
This is a great snack as it is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, says Brennecke. Fiber actually "traps" carbohydrates and slows their digestion and absorption, which helps prevent blood sugar levels from spiking throughout the day. (Translation: It keeps you from reaching for unhealthy, sugar-filled snacks for a quick pick-me-up).
1 pound frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a baking sheet with canola oil spray.
2. Thaw and drain the edamame in a colander. Pat dry.
3. Toss the edamame, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a large bowl. Spread the edamame evenly on the baking sheet and roast for 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden.
Each serving contains:
10 g carbohydrate
7 g fat
11 g protein
129 mg sodium
4 g fiber