“Jacquie, I need a good source of protein.  What do you recommend?”

Did you know Peas are an excellent source of Protein? Which is why protein-rich peas are the perfect side dish. When I was in school I worked for a baby food company as part of the “Pea Gang” where we would inspect all of the fresh peas upon delivery from the farms. Needless to say, after being elbow deep in peas all summer long I was not a big fan. Until now! Peas are packed with protein and in fact, are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. They contain about 15 grams per serving. That’s approximately four times more protein than 15 almonds, two times more than a large egg, and two times the amount of a glass of milk! Peas are an excellent source of fiber. They’re a great source of antioxidants. And contain just about every vitamin and mineral you need. Overall, peas are an incredibly healthy food to incorporate into your diet. So toss some in your salad, add to your pasta dishes and incorporate into your soups. Let’s give Peas a chance!