Edamame is a wonderful snack for kids. These are fresh soybeans.
“Edamame” is a Japanese name, but as a snack food, they originally came from China. These days, they also come from local grocery stores. If you can’t find them fresh, check the freezer section.
Opening up the pods is fun and the kids don’t even know they’re eating something super healthy. You gotta love stealth nutrition head games.
Anyway, the easy way we cook these little pods is to boil a big pot of water with plenty of salt, put them in and let them boil until they are bright green – about 3-5 minutes.
After they’ve cooled off, you squeeze the pod and pop out the beans.