Soy Recipes

Soy Recipes

(Family Features) – The hybrid is parked in the driveway, the energy-efficient light bulbs are in their sockets, the recycling bin is at the curb, but what’s in the pantry? With many earth-friendly food options available today, it is easier than ever to make informed choices that are good for the body and the environment.


In her new book, “Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes & Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle,” (Wiley, 2009), culinary nutritionist Jackie Newgent, RD, lists preparing plant-based meals first among her Big Green Cooking “Rules.” According to Newgent, switching to more earth-friendly foods like soy is one of the most immediate ways a person can start reducing his or her carbon footprint.

“Soy is one of the most energy-efficient sources of protein,” said Newgent. “Soybeans and other soyfoods have always been a popular choice in my recipes because of their various health benefits, unique flavor characteristics, and cooking versatility.”

Soybeans deliver high-quality, complete protein, carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats and a number of vitamins and minerals. A variety of research suggests that soy may help maintain a healthy heart and support bone health. Soy is also rich in isoflavones, plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties.

Foods made from whole soy are especially nutritious. The soy in whole soyfoods is minimally processed to keep soy’s naturally occurring nutrients intact.

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