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Look for firm, bright green, medium-sized pods. Choose low-sodium canned peas or fresh frozen peas. Avoid buying fresh peas with bruised or soft pods.
Dry shelled peas and save their seeds to plant in your home garden.
There is no need to cut off the ends of snow peas before cooking.
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Snap peas and snow peas are a great crunchy snack for kids! You can eat the entire pea, including the pod.
t Peas help keep the body’s nerves healthy because they contain thiamin.
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Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil of choice
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 cups snow peas, trimmed
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1½ teaspoons packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups cooked brown rice
Makes 4 servings - 1¼ cups per serving.
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