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Old 07-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
VitoVino
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Default Zesty Peas Recipe

Here's something I concocted today and it came out amazingly good, filling, and nutritious. Many people don't like peas that much and this recipe is zesty enough to hide the taste of the peas pretty much. I wanted to make a recipe that has a lot of FIBER and this one does the trick. Three servings of this meal and you'll not only be filled up with under 500 Calories, you'll get over half of your daily suggested amount of fiber**.


Ingredients:

- 3 Tablespoons olive oil

- 1 large Vidallia Onion, diced, not too small

- 1 14.5 oz. can Peeled Tomatoes, diced, Chili ready (in juice with chili seasoning), Kroger brand. [NOTE: if you cannot find this you can just add about a Tablespoon of chili powder to a can of diced tomatoes]

1 14.5 oz. can Peeled Tomatoes, diced, with Jalapeno peppers (in tomato juice).

[NOTE: if you cannot find this you can add some diced Jalapeno to a can of diced tomatoes]

2 cups frozen peas



Over high heat, saute onion in the olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan, until the onion just starts turning light brown.

Add peas and stir thoroughly.

Add the 2 cans of tomatoes (or one large 29 ounce can of diced tomatoes with the added chilli powder and peppers). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cook covered for 5 minutes more.


Makes about 6 cups.


I have carefully figured out the nutritional value for 1 Cup:




From FitDay:

"Depending on your gender and age, you should try to consume 20-38 g of fiber per day. Men ages 50 and younger should try to eat 38 g of fiber per day, and men 51 years and older should shoot for 30 g per day. Women ages 50 and younger should aim for 25 g per day and women 51 years and older should consume 21 g of fiber per day. Most Americans are currently eating half of the recommended amounts of fiber each day."

Last edited by VitoVino; 07-30-2011 at 11:38 PM.
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