Eating enough daily protein spread evenly throughout the day is key for muscle health. ✌️💛💪
The rule of thumb is meals should have about 20-40 grams of protein and snacks about 10+ grams of protein.
Beyond meals & snacks, another opportunity to get in more protein is at DESSERT TIME!
One fun new PROTEIN-PACKED DESSERT I’ve been loving is DARK CHOCOLATE EDAMAME BARK! It has just 2 ingredients & is so easy to make. It’s so crunchy! So chocolatey! Read on…
Roasted edamame are crunchy green soybeans that have about 14g protein in 1/3 cup (that’s more protein than in 2 eggs)! They are also an excellent source of fiber (6g fiber for 1/3 cup).
Plus, edamame is a “complete protein,” meaning it has all the essential amino acids, making it similar to animal protein quality. So basically it’s a great snack to eat as-is, or turn it into a DESSERT… DARK CHOCOLATE EDAMAME BARK!!!
PS: Edamame In The Pod is a great appetizer to get about 8g protein in 3/4 cup before dinner! They taste great heated up with a sprinkle of sea salt, sesame seeds, or a drizzle of chili crisp (crunchy condiment w/ chilies, onion, garlic, and spices in oil).
PPS: Shelled Edamame has about 10g protein in 1/2 cup and is a convenient protein to keep in the freezer just to heat & throw into lunch bowls, wraps, and stir-fries. You can even puree them smooth and add to guacamole to give your guac a protein boost! 🤯
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10 minutes • Servings: 4 Print Recipe
1 cup roasted edamame
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
Mix the edamame & melted chocolate together. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until chocolate is hardened. Break into pieces and enjoy!
Nutritional Facts for DARK CHOCOLATE EDAMAME BARK
Daily Value %*
* Daily Value % based on a 2000 calorie diet.