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?

Easy…peasy…

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

method

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.

Nutrition Info for Easy Peasy Pea Salad:

nutrition info for easy peasy pea salad

 

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10 Comments on Easy Peasy Pea Salad

    • Hi Jean,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. However I think you may have misread the number. The total number of calories for this recipe is 188 AND A HALF (not 1885, which is what I assume you thought it said which would indeed be about a day’s worth of calories!). If you’re only eating about 200 calories a day, I would be very concerned for your health. And if you look at the recipe closely, you’ll see there is only 1/3 of a cup of peas, one tablespoon of mayo and some cheese…hardly a day’s worth of calories (or food for that matter) there.

      One of the marvelous things about Trim Healthy Mama is that you don’t have to count calories. I’ve been following THM since August 2014 and I have not counted calories. I’ve lost 40 pounds and numerous inches…all without calorie counting! If I had to count those things all the time I would not stick with any diet…I know because I’ve tried losing weight that way. Doesn’t work for me.

      I did keep track of calorie intake using My Fitness Pal for a week just to get an idea of how many calories I was eating. I didn’t change how I was eating at all and I was sure I would find that I was eating over 2000 calories a day. I was shocked to find that I had a hard time hitting 1800. I’d get to the end of the day and still have 200-300 calories left. I wasn’t starving either, I was very satisfied.

      One thing I’ve learned is that not eating enough can actually hinder weight loss. Since my calorie tracking experiment, I’ve made sure to “add more calories” (usually in the form of coconut oil). I finally lost 3 more pounds and have gotten into the next smaller size jeans.

      I really believe there is far more to losing weight than just that calories in/calories out theory. Making sure the calories you eat are from nutrient dense foods that nourish your body is also important. I’m sooo glad I don’t have to worry about counting calories on THM! Of course, if you want to count them there’s nothing saying you can’t. But it’s so very freeing to not be a slave to a number and still lose weight!

  1. This recipe looks easy and tasty. I think it would be great with hard-boiled eggs added. I am glad you mentioned that because I am not very good at getting enough protein.
    I am curious, what did you use to create the nutritional facts?
    Thanks for your great THM recipes.
    Kerry

    • Thanks Kerry! I know what you mean about getting the protein in there…sometimes it’s tough! I used the recipe calculator at Spark Recipes ()

  2. I have lost count over how many times I’ve made this for summer pot-lucks!! Amazing flavor, and very satisfying! Love good THM recipes!!

    • Hi Shari! Yes, this is definitely an S. And even though it is so, so good, you probably don’t want to eat it all the time since peas are starchy. It’s an occasional treat for me, and I can not make more than one serving because I just can’t stay out of it!

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