NUMBER 1 FALL 2005 Discover the nutritional Pesto Ribbons with secrets of soy. Sun-Dried Tomatoes Serves 4 – 6 The soybean contains plenty of nutrition inside a Sunny Mediterranean flavor, very small package. Soy is the only plant food with an extra nutritional boost. that is a complete protein, meaning it contains 1 pound fresh Nasoya® Japanese Noodles or Azumaya® Wide Cut Noodles all the essential amino acids that the body can’t 1c chopped or whole sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil produce. But it has none of the drawbacks of 1/2 c pine nuts 1/3 c packed fresh basil high-protein, high cholesterol animal foods like 1/2 tsp salt dairy, eggs and meat. 1/3 c Nasoya® or Azumaya® Silken Tofu The benefits of soy foods are many: According to the Food and Drug Administration and the American Heart Association, 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Soy has no cholesterol, little saturated fat, and provides important omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Soy may reduce the risk of breast, prostate Per Serving: and certain other cancers. Natural 381 Calories isoflavones found in soybeans may reduce Cook pasta according to package directions. 9g Fat the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in Rinse, drain and set aside. 0mg Cholesterol 62g Carbohydrate menopausal women. Strain the sun-dried tomatoes, separating 3g Fiber 14g Protein A good calcium source, fortified soymilk is an the tomatoes from the oil (reserving both). 233mg Sodium excellent choice for the lactose-intolerant. If necessary, add olive oil to the liquid to make 1/4 cup of oil. If using whole tomatoes, cut them into Soy is versatile, so it’s easy to bring those benefits bite-sized pieces. to your family in the form of delicious, easy to Put the pine nuts, basil and salt into a food processor, and enjoy foods. Try the recipe we’ve included here, or blend until combined. Add the reserved oil from the sun-dried visit www.vitasoy-usa.com for more great ideas. tomatoes, and continue blending until the mixture forms a paste. Add the silken tofu and blend until combined. Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto sauce in a large bowl, and then gently stir in the reserved sun-dried tomatoes. Serve warm or chilled. Vitasoy uses the most nutritious ingredients found in nature to create delicious, all-natural products to help families improve their health. Soy Tips Ask the nutritionist. How much soy do I need to eat? Maribeth Abrams, noted chef and author A serving a day of soy is a great place to start. The FDA of the forthcoming cookbook Tofu 1-2-3 and American Heart Association agree that 25 grams of soy (Wiley Publishing) provides these tips: protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. An 8-ounce > Try silken tofu and soft tofu in smoothies or serving of Classic Original Organic Soymilk contains 8 grams cream pies to provide a super protein boost. of soy protein; four ounces of Nasoya tofu contain 10 grams. > When sautéing or stir-frying, firm or extra- How can I incorporate soy into my diet? firm tofu works best. Many people first try soy in the form of soymilk, as it can be substituted for dairy milk on cereal or in recipes – and > Stir tiny cubes of tofu into soups, stews and comes in assorted flavors. Tofu comes in a variety of tex- casseroles. tures that can be substituted for meat or cheese in many > Try adding a thin layer of mashed tofu to dishes. Try the recipe shown in this newsletter or visit your favorite lasagne recipe. www.vitasoy-usa.com for many more. > Rinse and pat-dry your tofu I’m supposed to watch my (wrap it in a clean dish salt. Can I eat soy? towel and squeeze) before Absolutely. Many varieties of Nasoya use – except when using Tofu contain no sodium at all. Just silken tofu. be sure that the flavorings you use do not add too much sodium. > To store uncooked tofu, (Soy sauce is a common ingredient cover it with water and seal in stir-fries: choose a low-sodium in an airtight container. variety, and use it sparingly.) Change the water daily. I’m trying to lose weight. > Freezing tofu will give it a Is soy a good choice for me? chewier texture. Soy foods offer many nutritional benefits. Soy is an excellent source of both protein and fiber, both of Enjoy which help you to feel full longer, “Healthy Flavors” and may discourage you from reaching for something else to eat. on PBS. Starting this January, Chef Jim Coleman will host a new TV cooking show, Healthy Flavors® on PBS, sponsored by Vitasoy. The host of PBS’s Flavors of America®, syndicated columnist and radio person- Look for Vitasoy products in your favorite ality, Chef Coleman is well-known for his inspiring supermarket or natural foods store. For more information – and enlivening – take on the food we eat. Tune and delicious recipes, visit www.vitasoy-usa.com. in to learn creative ways to cook with soy, and easy-to-follow ideas for heart-healthy meals that taste terrific! Check local listings for details.
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