Top 10 Foods for the Freezer

Frozen Edamame

Munch on edamame for an energizing afternoon snack! These young, green soybeans offer a built-in combo of protein and fiber, which helps steady blood sugars, squash hunger, and stabilize mood. On top of that, this wonder food offers a trio of bone-boosting nutrients: vegetarian protein, potassium, and vitamin K. Edamame is also a good plant source of omega-3 fats, which help suppress inflammation associated with diabetes and heart disease. And when you snack on edamame in the pod, it automatically helps pace your eating, since you have to sort of “work for your food.” To prepare, just dump the frozen pods in boiling water and boil for about three minutes — a generous two-cup serving of edamame in the shell is less than 150 calories!