This post is sponsored by Soyfoods Association of North America in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
Did y'all know that April is National Soy Foods Month? There's probably not a girl out there that love soy anymore than I do either. I could turn around and be a vegetarian tomorrow if I really wanted to. And trust me, I have threatened myself with doing that very thing. For over a year now, I've strived to create at LEAST one vegetarian family dinner a week. Though generally it turns into more like two or three dinners a week.
Eating meatless meals a few times a week can not only be better for you, it can also save you a lot of money at the grocery store. I'm talking... I can easily shave $50 off my weekly grocery bill for a small family of three.
I decided to honor and celebrate National Soyfoods Month with a vegetarian soy full recipe using one of my most favorite soy products... edamame! I love edamame because it is one of those extremely versatile ingredients that you could literally do almost anything with. Today I decided to make it into a power sandwich.
What's a power sandwich, you ask? It's a sandwich that's loaded up with plenty of super food power. This is basically a green monster of sandwiches. Or maybe more like a green goddess of sandwiches. It's packed with greens of all shapes and sizes, all the way from avocado to edamame and some micro greens in between.
Yum! This sandwich has everything I'm looking for in a perfectly yummy for the tummy meatless lunch. Plus, you can make enough for the week ahead if you want to 'meal prep' for your lunches. Of course, I wouldn't advice putting the sandwich together until just before you're about to eat it since the avocado would turn color too quickly otherwise.
This is definitely a filling little sandwich and is sure to keep you full and satisfied to get you through your day while also being meatless and guilt free!
Edamame & Avocado Power Sandwich
Servings: 4 • Size: 4 Sandwich • Calories: 382.3 • Fat: 18.8 g • Saturated Fat: 2.9 • Carb: 39.6 g • Fiber: 9.6 g • Protein: 16.7 g • Sugar: 6.8 g • Sodium: 259.7 mg
1 1/2 C. Edamame, Steamed/Cooked
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Chives
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-3 Tbsp. Water
Salt & Pepper to Taste
8 Slices Whole Grain Bread (Mine was # calories a slice.)
1 Medium Avocado, Sliced
1 C. Micro Greens
2 Tbsp. Pickled Red Onion
Make the Edamame Mash by placing the 1 1/2 C. Edamame, 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice, 1 Tbsp. Chives
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and 1-3 Tbsp. Water into a food processor and blend until smooth and 'spreadable'.
Season with Salt & Pepper to Taste.
Make your sandwich, spreading the edamame mash onto one slice of bread and stacking on 1/4 of the avocado, 1/4 C. micro greens, and 2 tbsp. of the pickled red onion.
Enjoy right away!