This Healthy Creamy Pea Salad is just what you need for a summer picnic, barbecue or as a new side dish to pair with your favorite weeknight meal!
Now that we’re over strep throat and ear infections in our house it’s time to enjoy summer! And by enjoy summer I mean NOT spending too much time in the kitchen. And yes this is coming from a food blogger. I’m pretty sure I’m atypical compared to most food bloggers since I do NOT enjoy spending much time in the kitchen. I’d much rather be outside running, biking, blading, boating, or playing with my kids. Pretty much doing anything active. This is why I focus on making foods that require little prep work.
This creamy pea salad is one of those recipes that require very little prep. You just need to chop two vegetables and combine ingredients. If you have about 10 minutes, you can make this salad.
I also thought this salad would be a great way to give my kids some variety of vegetables. This summer I’ve been serving basically tomatoes, carrots and fresh bell peppers since they are simple, everyone likes them and they are easily portable. However, even kids get bored sometimes eating the same foods. So this salad was a nice variety and the kids enjoyed it, especially since it contained cheese.
You may avoid peas because you’ve heard they are “starchy” vegetables and not as good for you as other vegetables. It’s true that peas are considered one of the “starchy” vegetables along with potatoes, corn, squash and yams; however, this doesn’t mean they aren’t nutritious. One cup of peas contains about 40 calories and are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and B vitamins, manganese and a good source of fiber. So don’t forget to eat your peas! And if you’re diabetic just be sure to count the carbs in the pea and enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.
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