Crispy, crunchy, and perfectly portable, this simple, crispy roasted edamame is a great travel snack, work snack, or anytime snack for a protein and fiber-filled munch!
One of the most common questions I get from friends, family and strangers is about SNACKS.
What should I bring to work to eat because I get hungry around 3-4 pm?
What’s portable that I don’t need to make at home?
What’s simple that I can eat on the go between patients?
What’s odorless so I don’t annoy co-workers?
While I have classic answers – peanut butter and whole grain crackers, hard boiled eggs, air-popped popcorn, a piece of fruit and some nuts/seeds, or some leftover salad — they don’t fit all of the above criteria (namely, some of them staaank!).
My friends know me as the snack queen because I never leave home without a snack…or a smile …so I totally have a new solution for your travel woes – CRISPY ROASTED EDAMAME!
You can make this snack the night before and then pack it for work when you need a crunch, munch and protein punch (see what I did thereeeee???)!
What makes a great snack?
A well balanced snack contains both fiber and protein with a bit of healthy fats. This winning combo will keep you satiated through any travel delay…or long afternoon at the office! But what’s a healthy snack without it being SATISFYING too?! If you’re full, but not satisfied, what good is that?!
Edamame is one of my favorite snacks because…
- They’re satisfying soybeans…whether you’re slurping them out of their pods or popping my roasted version with a crunch, you’ll definitely feel satiated and satisfied after snack time.
- These green beans contain 8 grams protein and 3 grams fiber per quarter cup, shelled (like in this recipe) for under 100 calories!
- They’re versatile…eat them in their pods, sprinkled with lemon juice or roasted, like below!
- They’re naturally vegan, gluten free, nut free, and dairy free!
- They’re portable!
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup shelled edamame (fresh or frozen and thawed)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.
- Add all spices to a medium-sized bowl. Mix to combine. Add edamame to the bowl and toss to combine.
- Spread edamame on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, until crispy. Broil for the last 2 minutes until browned and extra crispy!
Safe travels friends!
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