23 Jun Green Pea Hummus
Green peas contain carbs, protein, and many beneficial nutrients, including fibre, vitamin A, and vitamin K, among others.
Green peas are nutritious and a popular vegetable, kids love. Green peas are rich in fibre which benefits digestion by maintaining regular bowel movements to avoid constipation. This helps to keep the friendly bacteria to support a robust immune function and optimal brain function. Green peas are a very filling food, mostly due to the high amounts of protein and fibre they contain..
Peas for Healthy Kids
Green peas are one of the best plant-based sources of protein, which is a major reason why they are so filling, They also contain a high amount of fibre required for healthy digestive function. The protein content found in green peas makes them an excellent food choice for those children who do not like to eat animal products. However, it is important to note that they are not a complete source of protein, since they lack the amino acid methionine. To ensure your child is getting enough of all the essential amino acids in your diet, make sure to pair green peas with another source of protein to make up for the deficit. Consuming a sufficient amount of protein is also important for promoting muscle strength and bone health.
Green Pea Hummus
Children's Nutritionist - Approved Recipe
Green peas are nutritious and a popular vegetable, kids love.
Add the ingredients, except the olive oil to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Scrap down the sides with a silicone spatula.
With the motor running, drizzle the olive oil into the hummus mix until smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a small bowl and garnish with a few whole peas. Serve with veggie dippers or raw veggie sticks.
Store leftovers in the fridge covered for up to 4 days.
Makes: 2 cups