I love Edamame Beans for an afternoon snack. Edamame beans do all of the things a good snack should do: satisfy hunger, taste spectacular and nourish health (in moderation of course). I normally boil my Edamame beans, which can get boring for my taste buds. When I found this Citrus Soy Edamame recipe, I knew I had to try it out!

The Taste:
The beans are both sweet and sour; with the soy sauce adding a slightly salty touch and the orange adding a refreshingly light aftertaste.  Since the beans were quickly pan-fried, they had a firm exterior with a soft warm filling, similar to that of a baked potato.  There was a strong punch of citrus from the orange zest that made this snack just magnificent!
Recipe source is available online hereIngredients:
2 c. frozen shelled edamame
1 tbsp. fresh orange juice + zest from orange
1 tbsp. soy sauce

Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add edamame, orange juice, and soy sauce; cover and cook 2-3 minutes or until edamame is heated through. Remove lid and increase heat to medium-high. Continue to cook until liquid has mostly evaporated, about 3 minutes more. Stir in orange zest.


It’s about balance . . . 
When I get hungry in between meals, I need to snack or else I tend to overeat when I finally am able to sit down for my meal.If you tend to get hungry between meals, here are three things you can do:

1. Identify the times you get hungry everyday: For me, I generally get hungry at around 10AM and 3PM. If I know I am going to be away from my desk during these times I simply take a snack with me.

2. Be prepared and plan ahead: If you have an office job, it may be a good idea to keep some snacks in a drawer at work or in the fridge. For example, peanut butter and wholewheat crackers can make an easy and quick snack to ease the hunger pains!

3. Drink water: Sometimes when we think we are hungry, we actually are thirsty. Don’t forget to replenish yourself with water.

Click here for ten examples of healthy snacks you can enjoy at home or at work!

Overall recipe rating: 4/5 Kiwis