Sometimes, I just want a light meal.
While my hubby likes a meal at mealtime, I’m totally OK with something easy. And peasy. Like this Pea Salad…
Did you catch that?
Anyway, when I saw pea salad in the Trim Healthy Mama book, I was so happy! It was something I used to eat years ago and I had forgotten how much I liked it. Of course, I have to tinker around and own it.
That’s just how I roll.
Another great way to add aminos to your diet!
I came up with this one this weekend. I finally got around to buying a bottle of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and have been shaking it into lots of things to make sure I’m getting enough amino acids. I also have been adding moringa powder to my foods for the benefits of amino acids and other nutrients. Amino acids are vital to every metabolic process, and when you’re trying to lose weight you want your metabolism running strong!
How to make Easy Peasy Pea Salad – THM S
The recipe in the book is kind of vague on the amount of peas, so I just go by the nutrition information on the package of frozen peas. I also need to keep my carbs on the lower end, so for me a serving of peas is half the serving on the package (1/3 cup) which has 4 grams of net carbs. Peas can be tricky if you have blood sugar issues, so I just limit myself to a small serving.
Since peas are a starchier vegetable, it’s best to not eat this every day…even though you may want to after trying it 🙂 And, it’s important to be sure to have enough protein with your meals, they should be the main focus. I’ll admit I’m not always great at that! Adding leftover cooked chicken breast or ground meat like lean beef or turkey or even a chopped hard boiled egg are good options.
ingredients (small single serving)
- 1/3 c frozen peas, thawed or leftover cooked peas
- 1 Tbs mayonnaise (or less if you prefer)
- 1/2 ounce of extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1 tsp diced, fresh onion
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast (add more if you like, it boosts the protein content)
- 1 tsp capers (optional – I LOVE capers but not everyone does)
- 2-3 shakes of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- For a spicy kick, add 1/4 tsp or more of My Favorite Creole Seasoning
If you like your frozen peas cooked, go ahead and cook them but let the peas cool completely. I just put them in some water until they thaw. Mix in the remaining ingredients and taste, adjusting for your own preferences.
I like to use a heaping tablespoon of mayo and make it kind of saucy, then serve over a bed of fresh spinach or salad greens.
This may be more of a snack for some people, but I find this to be filling and satisfying for a light lunch or supper when I’m not especially hungry.