The Protein Solution
We are admittedly a little soy-obsessed. We are constantly inspired to find new ways to eat and enjoy this complete vegetarian protein. And we’re happy to tell you that the soy we make, and the soy we eat is GMO Free!
You see, the thing about soy is it’s the only plant food with as much protein as some animal foods. Like meat, it’s a complete protein – meaning it provides your body with all the essential amino acids it needs. And a whole lot of other good stuff, like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, folate, iron, calcium, vitamins D and B, zinc, insoluble fibre, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and manganese. Numerous studies show that soy improves heart health, bone health, women’s health and prevents some cancers.. Low fat and full of natural fibre, soy is an easy, inexpensive way to eat healthy and help prevent diseases.
But by far our favourite feature is its versatility. Soy is found in products ranging from tofu to soy milk, meat alternatives to tempeh, miso and more. Join us in celebrating this magical bean by incorporating more soy into your diet – check out the tips and links below and try our delicious recipes or share your own recipes.
Did you know that the United Nations has asked all of us to eat less meat to try to slow global warming?
We can all realize the health benefits of soy. Why not include it in your diet? It is delicious, safe, easy and convenient, not to mention economical! Here are some great ideas of how to include soy in your food choices.
Grain Food Group
- soy flour instead of all-purpose flour
- soy grits instead of oatmeal
- soy cereal instead of regular cereal
- fortified soy milk instead of regular milk
Vegetables & Fruit Food Group
- soy beans (cooked or canned) or soy nuts to your salad
- steamed Edamame (green soy beans) to your stirfry or eat ‘em as a snack
- soybeans to your soup in place of some or all of the other beans the recipe calls for
- a rich consistency to creamed soup or vegetables, using soy milk
- soybeans to your bean salad for added texture and variety
Milk & Alternatives Food Group
- fortified soy beverages enriched with calcium and vitamin D – drink them and add them to your coffee or tea
- soy milk instead of cream in desserts
- soy ice cream instead of regular ice cream
- soy cheese in pasta and pizza recipes
- soft tofu to your favourite shake or smoothie
Meat & Alternatives Food Group
- protein-rich tofu or Sol-Ground instead of ground beef in tacos, chili, lasagna, meatloaf or spaghetti sauce
- cubed firm tofu as part of your favourite stir fry
- cubed firm tofu, instead of chicken, in your favourite recipe
- veggie burgers – on the barbeque, with your favourite condiments
- veggie breakfast patties instead of sausage or bacon in the morning
- tofu instead of or in addition to eggs in your scramble
- roasted soy nuts as a snack
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