January 20, 2011
Out of all the green veggies that I LOVE, green peas are my least favorite. But my guys love them, especially with their mashed taters, so I still serve them and will occasionally eat them.
Since discovering a few months ago that I’m lactose intolerant, I can’t have my light string cheese for my afternoon snack anymore, which used to be my favorite. I’m constantly trying to find a few healthy snack choices to keep me away from my son’s Cheetos!
These dried green peas are definitely my new favorite snack! Just as I have to do with walnuts, almonds, or Brazil nuts, I grab a little handful and close the bag or else I could munch on them all afternoon while working at the computer.
I buy these at Henry’s in bulk and wasn’t exactly sure about the nutritional facts so I looked it up and found it here on Live Strong. For 1/4 c. of these little peas, you get 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and only 1/2 gram of fat for less than 100 calories.
This handful happens to be only half of that, so grab yourself a handful of dried peas; you may discover, like I did, that you like these even if you aren’t crazy about regular green peas! Not only are they good for you, but they’re yummy, too!