Creamy Pea Salad!

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Creamy pea salad offers a great variation and change from the traditional potato salad that so often accompanies summer meals. Made with plenty of cheese, this dish is sure to please everyone on your list. It will serve up really well with any meat dish, as well as chicken or fish.Peas are a vegetable we might not think about too much. You may plant them in the summer and watch them grow, if only for their lovely flowers and terrific scent. If you do collect the peas once they are grown, you may eat most of them while you pick because the flavor of raw peas fresh from the pod is hard to resist. That’s probably because of the amount of sugar that is in peas that make them a sweet delight to eat. But peas also contain phytonutrients that offer a big health return for those who eat them regularly. Peas can lower your risk of stomach cancer if eaten every day, along with other legumes. Peas also offer tremendous anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant protection.

Peas are also an environmentally friendly crop, providing the soil with important benefits. Peas are consider a nitrogen-fixing crop, which means that peas can capture nitrogen gas from the air and put it to work in the soil. That means farmers need less fertilizer to grow this crop than other crops, saving them from adding more fertilizer to the soil. As well, peas as part of a crop rotation can lower the incidence of pests and so lower the use of pesticides on our food.

Peas are a surprising and delicious, action packed gem. Eat plenty of them, along with other legumes for great flavor and lots of health benefits. This recipe is a terrific way to get peas in to your family’s diet. Why not try it out tonight? Thanks to Love Bakes Good Cakes blogger for this great recipe.

Nutrition Facts of the Creamy Pea Salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Ingredients: Frozen peas, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, red onion, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, bacon.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings, using 1/2 cup of each of the cheeses.* Per Serving: Calories 166, Calories from Fat 91, Total Fat 10.1g 16%, Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 212mg 9%, Potassium 161mg 5%, Carbohydrates 16.5g 6%, Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%, Sugars 5.7g, Protein 3.5g, Vitamin A 10% , Vitamin C 39%, Calcium 2%, Iron 5%

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