The Soyfoods Council is reminding consumers that March is National Nutrition Month, an observance created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is promoting the benefits of sustainable soyfoods that add complete plant protein to diets without adding cholesterol.

According to a 2022 Food and Health Survey, energy is the most sought-after food benefit. Soyfoods such as soymilk, soynut butter and tofu offer an average of 7 or 8 grams of protein per serving, while one cup of edamame provides 18 grams of protein.

The Soyfoods Council offers budget-friendly recipes for consumers to easily create convenient snacks and meals with a healthy lifestyle in mind.

One of those recipes is Baby Spinach, Candied Walnuts, Green Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Apple Vinagrette, which can be found below. Consumers can learn more about making informed food choices by visiting The Soyfoods Council website, where they’ll find updates about soyfoods and health, the latest research about the benefits of soy, family-friendly recipes and cooking tips.



  • 1 pound Mori-Nu soft silken tofu
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup plus apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¾ cup soybean oil


  • 16 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 cup candied walnuts
  • 2 green apples, diced
  • 6 ounces goat cheese, crumbles



Add first 8 ingredients to food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Slowly add oil to mixture and blend until smooth and mixture has thickened. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight so the flavors can meld.


Add ingredients for salad into serving bowl. Top with dressing.

Yields 10 servings