Healthy Savory Peapod Cooking Recipe
Savory Peapod Ingredients:
4 cups fresh pea pods, strings removed and trimmed
3 tart apples, chopped into ½ inch thick slices
2 medium leeks, coarsely chopped
3 slices turkey bacon
2 teaspoon cooking oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Cut turkey bacon into thin strips crosswise. Heat cooking oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat. As the oil gets warm stir in turkey bacon strips and sauté until they are crisp, just for about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even crispiness and avoid over cooking at just one side.
- To this crisp turkey bacon add chopped apples slices and chopped leeks. Stir for another 3 to 4 minutes or till apples turn tender.
- Lastly add pea pods and cover the skillet. Cook the pea pods covered along with other ingredients until they are tender and crisp. It will take not more than 2 to 3 minutes for the pea pods to turn crisp. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper and stir for more 30 seconds. Transfer the contents in a serving platter and serve hot. This recipe makes 8 servings.
- Savory pea pods and apples is an easy low calorie recipe which provides about 78 calories and 2 gm fat per serving.
- This recipe can be considered heart friendly as well as diabetes friendly as it is low in total fats, have negligible saturated fat, minimum cholesterol (4 mg per serving) and low in carbohydrates (11 gm per serving) and sugars (8 gm per serving).
- The sodium content of this recipe is about 115 mg per serving, thus this recipe can be easily enjoyed by individuals on low sodium or sodium restricted diets.
- Turkey bacon can be high in calories and saturated fats if used without trimming the fat. Choose extra lean cuts of turkey bacon and trim away any visible fat before proceeding with the recipe to keep the levels of calories, saturated fats, cholesterol and total fat minimum (values as mentioned above). The nutrient profile of this recipe will change (with regards to total calories, saturated fats and cholesterol) if this point is not considered before choosing turkey bacon for this recipe.
- Pea pods are very low in calories and have negligible amounts of fat, but they are loaded with other micronutrients like vitamin K, manganese, B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and pyridoxine), folate and dietary fiber.