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Healthy Recipes

Looking for a perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner, or need something healthy and delicious to take to a friend’s house for a party? Crafted by our award-winning chefs, and built on the nutritional foundation developed by Dr. Cederquist, these recipes are exactly what you’re looking for!

Edamole (Edamame + Guacamole) Recipe

Spare unwanted calories by swapping avocados with just one ingredient – edamame! This lighter version offers creamy flavors you love and is high in protein & fiber.


It looks like guac and taste like guac, but its better! Wait, what? We didn’t think that was possible either, but unlike guacamole this healthy recipe substitutes edamame for avocados to help you create a healthier version that is high in protein and fiber and low in calories and fat.

Sounds too good to be true? We thought so too, until we tried it & now we just can’t get enough edamole! Create this recipe for your next get-together and tell us what you and your guests think! (Hint: don’t tell them it’s made with edamame.)

Note: If desired, add 2-4 tablespoons avocado for a more authentic taste but a lot less fat!

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving per Batch 4
Calories: 200
Protein: 17 grams
Dietary Fiber: 6g
NET Carbohydrate: 9 grams


● 2 cups of frozen edamame (say beans), shelled and thawed
● 1 teaspoon salt
● 2 whole small limes, juiced
● dash of cayenne pepper
● 1 teaspoon cumin
● 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
● 1 garlic clove
● 1/4 of a sweet onion


1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
2. Serve with raw vegetables of your choice.

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on January 27, 2016. Updated on March 27, 2019.


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