Recently, I came up with some ideas for Asian-inspired natural and healthy snacks. I usually make those for unexpected guests, because the snacks look amazing, taste amazing and take no time to prepare. So, here they are:

1. Roasted Garlic Edamame

I ate this dish  in a very fancy Japanese restaurant: there’s something about roasted garlic that causes to keep inhaling the edamame! Edamame is a complete protein and is low in fat, so inhaling it is not so bad.

Ingredients:

1 bag of frozen edamame (soy beans) in pods

1 small jar of roasted garlic

sea salt and olive oil to taste

Boil the edamame in water, according to the package instructions. Mix it with a jar of garlic, salt if you wish and microwave for one minute.

2. Wassabi Cream Tofu

My friend Amanda makes this dish with cream cheese and it just flies off her table. So,  I decided to experiment with tofu. The result was quite good.

Ingredients:

1 package of silken tofu

1/4 cup of coconut oil

4 tbsp. of wassabi powder (or more to taste)

Soy sauce for serving

Blend everything, except for the soy sauce, until smooth. Put the mixture in the middle of  a plate, pouring a bit of soy sauce on it. Serve with crackers. I like Mary’s Gone Crackers the best for their health and nutritional value.

Image: Carlos Porto

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