Protein Power Snack

Protein Power Snack

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

For a protein-packed snack to keep you feeling full, grab a hard-boiled egg and fun-to-eat edamame.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup edamame in-the-pod

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  1. To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.
  2. To cook edamame: Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add edamame, cover and steam until the beans are tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Serve the hard-boiled eggs with the edamame.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 hard-boiled egg and ¼ cup edamame (7-8 pods)
  • Per serving: 110 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 111 mcg folate; 186 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 260 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 64 mg sodium; 205 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (28% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ lean meat, 1 medium-fat meat

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