Hear ye, hear ye. It’s National Soy Foods Month, bitches. If you are vegan, chances are, you opt for soy products. Of course, there are soy allergies, so this does not apply to everyone, but I am speaking generally. I know that I am a huge fan of soy, despite some of the controversial topics. When I think about it, I just think I would much rather take my chance on soy than ingest an animal-based product that is, “in theory,” equally as harmful. Of course, too much of anything is not a good thing. So just remember to keep it in moderation, folks. If it makes you feel better, you could do some further research, too. I like this myth vs. fact sheet that Soyfoods Association of America put together.
Thus far, I’ve personally never faced any issues with soy, and so I am certainly celebrating this month!
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to count down some of my favorite soy products.
#1: Chocolate Soy Milk. Let’s start with the simple one. Soy milk is delicious, but chocolate soy milk is on a whole new level. This one by Silk is my favorite.
#2: Silken Tofu. Talk about a creamy dreamy good time. Silken tofu is ideal for pudding, smoothies, and even cheesecake. Very versatile, and a must-have in your vegan kitch.
#3: Soy Neapolitan Ice Cream. So Delicious makes this amazing version of Neapolitan ice cream, and it will make your toes curl.
#4: Edamame. They are soy beans, and they are a gift from God.
#6: Soy Ice Cream Sandwiches. Trader Joe’s makes these bad boys. They are absolutely delish and will remind you what it’s like to be a kid while licking every last drop off your fingertips.
#7: Tempeh. So, tempeh is my all-time favorite meat substitute. It’s versatile, it’s nutty, it’s nutritious. If you haven’t gotten on the tempeh train yet, here’s your call from the conductor.
What are your thoughts on soy? Let’s start an open (and civil) discussion! I’d love to hear your experiences and what products you may or may not recommend. xx bianca