Everyday around 3.30-4pm, I usually get pretty hungry. Before, my favorite snacks were cakes, biscuits or chocolate bars – not the healthiest and, I must admit, it showed.
Nowadays? I won’t lie, the cravings are still there but they are much easier to handle when you have a delicious, filling snack to hand.
For me, trying to be healthier consisted of two things:
1. Let go of the perfectionism – I would beat myself up every time I ‘failed’ which would make me ‘fail’ even more. Instead, I tried the ‘do little bit everyday philosophy” – even if I only change one tiny habit today, in 100 days, I would’ve made significant and lasting changes, right?!
2. Don’t replace things with bland food which you think is good for you but you don’t actually enjoy eating. If you do this, it gets really easy to stop eating the ‘healthy’ food because it never really appealed to your taste-buds. Instead, replace existing food preferences with healthier choices which you could manipulate so you actually enjoy eating that particular food. This meant I had to get really creative – which is where these edamame beans come in.
I am a huge fan of big, bold flavors and filling dishes – I hate feeling hungry and I haaaaaaate bland food! Edamame beans are packed with protein (about 9g for just half a cup) so they will certainly keep you full. This recipe is a 5 minute sauce to drizzle over the edamame so that it can be a snack you actually look forward to.
Pouring the sauce over the pods can be quite messy so if you’re eating this on the go, pop the beans out the pod and pour the sauce over that. You can enjoy these hot or cold. If you aren’t into food that is too spicy, reduce the amount of sambal oelek paste noted below.
Please be sure to read the ingredients of the sambal oelek paste and miso paste if you follow a vegan diet.
1 small red onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp sambal oelek paste 1 tbsp miso paste 1 tbsp hot water Salt, to taste Try out our Miso Chilli Edamame Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make Miso Chilli Edamame
1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp sambal oelek paste
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp hot water
Salt, to taste
Try out our Miso Chilli Edamame Recipe and post your results below in the comments…