Celebrate National Soyfoods Month This April

Washington, April 2, 2012– April is National Soyfoods Month, and finding delicious soyfoods at affordable prices has never been easier.  Throughout the month of April, soyfoods will be promoted in supermarkets nationwide with cooking demonstrations, coupon discounts, recipe sharing, and online giveaways – making this month a great time for consumers to try soyfoods for the first time or stock up on their favorite soy products.

As Americans aim to make every meal a healthy one, soyfoods can play an integral role in any well-balanced diet.  Soyfoods nourish the body with high quality protein that is low in saturated fat, full of nutrients, and has low to no cholesterol.  SANA encourages individuals and families to take the steps to a healthier diet one at a time.

Take five

Soy-inspired dishes are easy to prepare and simple to incorporate into your daily meals.  Here are five recipes to try today:

  1. No need to grab breakfast on the road, start the day off with these Soy Berry Pancakes, only 230 calories per serving!
  2. This Tofu Hummus Wrap is light enough for lunch, but filling enough to help push you through the day!
  3. For an afternoon pick-me-up, try this protein-packed combination of toasted almonds, cherries and a whole soy nutrition bar!
  4. For dinner, skip the take-out lines (and calories) and whip up your own Veggie Pad Thai!
  5. Before bed, satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious Chocolate Mousse!

Money-smart soyfoods help consumers to gain health without spending a fortune.  Adopting a diet with plenty of plant-based protein from soyfoods makes good health and economic sense. For everyday tips on including soyfoods in your diet, download The Switch To Plant Protein Made Easy With Soy.

National Soyfoods Month is a campaign to increase awareness about the versatility and many health benefits of soyfoods.  Industry partners include: SOYJOY, United Soybean Board, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, MorningStar Farms, Illinois Soybean Association, House Foods America Corporation, Kentucky Soybean Board, Wildwood, Sunrich Naturals, TofuXpress, WESTSOY, and WholeSoy & Co.  For more information on April’s National #SoyfoodsMonth, please visit www.soyfoodsmonth.org or follow SANA on Twitter at @socialSANA.

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The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) is a non-profit trade association that has been promoting consumption of soyfoods in the diet since 1978. SANA is committed to encouraging sustainability, integrity and growth in the soyfoods industry by promoting the benefits and consumption of soy-based foods and ingredients in diets. More information is available at www.soyfoods.org.