In the kitchen with Kelley: Baked snap peas

So the other day, I was shopping at my favorite grocery store when a package caught my eye. Snapea Crisps was the name of the snack food. They were described as “original green pea crisps” and “baked.” I was intrigued, and I decided to see whether I could find a recipe for baking snap peas. I found a few, and I adapted them to create a healthy snack I can enjoy at the office. Much better than potato chips!

Sugar snap peas are high in fiber content. They are a source of vitamins C, K, B6 and folate, the mineral iron, and beta-carotene–a carotenoid with strong cancer-fighting properties.

Baked Snap Peas
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Recipe type: vegetable, side
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pound sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a large zippered bag and shake to coat the sugar snap peas with the oil and spices.
  3. Dump out the mixture onto a baking sheet and spread the snap peas into a single layer.
  4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until slightly tender.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 45.8 Fat: 2.3g Saturated fat: 0.3g Unsaturated fat: 1.95g Carbohydrates: 5.7g Sugar: 1.8g Sodium: 2.5mg Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 1.5g Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.