Sold in many different forms, edamame (literally meaning "twig bean") is a soybean that packs a nutritional punch. Fun and easy to eat - either steamed, boiled or microwaved (though I don't suggest the latter.) You can also buy ready-to-eat edamame at Trader Joe's. High in protein and fiber yet low in sugar, this tasty snack can be enjoyed many different ways. A few of my favorites include: 

  • Tossed in olive oil and sea salt (pictured below)
  • Dipped in soy sauce
  • Sprinkled with cayenne pepper