This addition is probably because I am British and was brought up on peas… but this freezer staple is so good for you! You can eat them frozen, add them to almost any dish, mash them, smash them, make them into fritters…the list goes on!
1 cup of peas not only has the goodness of most other veggies with fibre and an array of vitamins and minerals, but it also has a whopping 8.4g of protein and will only cost you around 50c, maybe less if the peas are on ‘special’. With the colder weather approaching how about a hearty one pot chinese chicken family meal or a really quick pea soup?
Yes, it is not the same high ‘quality’ protein that you find in animal products but including protein from a variety of sources including meat, fish, seafood, pulses, eggs and veggies is a great way to get a wide range of nutrients and help you feel fuller for longer with the satiety boosting effect of protein. Plus, if you don’t eat a lot of animal products, it is good to know that it’s not just tofu you have to choose to top up your protein! This veg-packed chilli makes a delicious dinner or whip up these pea and corn fritters for your kids.