Did you know peas are a great source of plant protein? Peas, like peanuts, beans and lentils, are a legume and are used in foods such as vegan and plant-based burgers, snacks, protein bars and more. Peas have about 18-22% protein. Vegan and plant-based eaters are often questioned about whether or not they get enough protein. Protein deficiencies are not often found in those maintaining a vegetable-forward diet but next time you're questioned make sure to mention that peas are a great source of protein!
A few of my favorite ways to eat peas:
Pureed! I enjoy split pea soup with rich flavor and creamy texture (Plantiful Plate members have enjoyed my split pea recipe).
Baked! You can season and bake peas to make a crispy treat perfect for snack time.
Mixed! Whether I'm building a bowl, making a soup, or creating a stir fry peas are often a great flavor and texture addition.
How do you eat your peas?