This fresh-tasting, creamy soup once again proves green is the color of health. And it’s a plant-based soup that brings the protein. Serve it as a starter or as a light meal along with some toasted crusty bread.
Protein power: With 13 grams of protein in each cup , frozen edamame is a great way to get more protein into your diet without breaking the bank. The immature green soybeans are also rich in fiber and a wide range of micronutrients, including folate and magnesium. A garnish of crunchy pumpkin seeds adds another layer of plant-based protein.
For extra convenience, you can use frozen broccoli florets in soups like this, which are likely just as nutrient-dense as the fresh option. The sub-zero florets can go straight from the freezer to the pan.