Usually when we think snacking, we think, “snacking = bad” but really, it depends on what snack you have! Chips and candy will not give your body the fiber it needs, and might disrupt your digestive system. Snacking on fruit and veggies, cooked or raw, is the best option for you and your family!
In fact, sugar snap peas are one of my children’s favorite vegetables. They’re bright, fun to eat, and have a delicious crunch that my kids really enjoy. I knew these Seared Sugar Snap Peas would be an absolute hit at home, and they were! Are you looking for a healthy snack the entire family can enjoy? These Quick and Easy Peas are made with four ingredients: an absolute breeze!
My kids gobbled them up. They asked for more. I enjoyed this quick snack just as much as they did! A few nights later, my family asked for these again.
Of course I had it on the table again! Want to know why?
It’s ridiculously easy to make. I spent only 10 minutes from start to finish on this. Maybe not even 10 minutes.
I don’t need a lot of ingredients. Or a lot of dishes. 4 ingredients. One pot. Does it get any better?
It’s healthy. Hey, we’re all trying to make healthier choices for our families. And so when we find a recipe that our kids love and is healthy. Well, we hold on to that recipe for dear life.
Sugar snap peas are a good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A
- Beta Carotene
These specific vitamins and minerals aid in bone health, immune health, and digestive health.
My kids are getting all these nutrients from an easy-to-make recipe that requires four ingredients and less than ten minutes in the kitchen. Are you sold yet?
Health benefits of sugar snap peas
They are healthy because of the high content of vitamin C in them. Vitamin C is essential for immune system health and because peas contain vitamin K, they also strengthen bones. Olive oil, one of the main ingredients in this salad, is essential to a healthy diet because it is full of monounsaturated fats. Unlike trans fat, where cholesterol in the blood increases and can cause heart disease, monounsaturated fat reduces inflammation and has a good effect on cancer genes.
As for the garlic, it serves as a triple protection food. Garlic is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. It also contains minerals such as copper, iron, selenium, and manganese.
What are the 4 ingredients I need to make this easy snack?
Sugar snap peas, of course!
Olive oil, which you most likely have on hand already!
Sea salt and garlic for that flavor and spice!
How to make Quick and Easy Seared Sugar Snap Peas for Snacking
Quick and Easy Seared Sugar Snap Peas for Snacking
- garlic press
- 8 oz sugar snap peas, stringless
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp kosher sea salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Heat 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil in a medium skillet.
- Sear 8oz stringless sugar snap peas. (If you don’t have stringless, cut the ends off).
- Sear for 2 minutes, then add ¼ teaspoon kosher sea salt and 1 minced clove of garlic.