WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is National Soyfoods Month, and finding delicious soy-based foods at affordable prices has never been easier. During April several Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) members are offering coupons and discounts on a variety of tasty soyfoods, making this month a great time for consumers who may not be as familiar with the various soy products to try them for the first time. The promotions should also appeal to the soy enthusiasts, motivating them to visit their local grocery stores and stock up.
For the first time ever, soyfoods were brought front and center in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS)'s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendations included increasing the intake of soy products and fortified soy beverages. Vegetarian and vegan meal patterns, that included soyfoods, also made their Dietary Guidelines debut back in January as adaptations to the USDA Food Patterns.
Soyfoods, which are the only complete plant-based protein, help families follow the Dietary Guidelines. They are easy to prepare and simple to incorporate into your daily meals. Try these combinations for:
Breakfast: Start the day off with a protein-rich soy yogurt.
Lunch: Add some fresh edamame to a lunch salad, or heat up some meatless "chicken" nuggets.
Snack: For an afternoon pick-me-up, try some toasted soy nuts or a whole soy nutrition bar.
Dinner: Soy crumbles make tasty tacos, which you can top with soy cheese. Or use silken tofu to make a creamy Fettuccini Alfredo.
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 more information on April's National Soyfoods Month, please visit www.soyfoodsmonth.org or contact SANA at (202) 659-3520.
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.
Contact: Erica Rose, Communications Director The Soyfoods Association of North America (202) 659-3520