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Give Peas a chance

There’s one thing I’ve learnt to love, since becoming a mum.

They are a life saver. They are always there when I need them.

They go with anything.

They are full of vitamins and shizzle.

What am I talking about? I am talking about

PEAS

I used to hate peas. Peas were a no go. I frigging hated them. Green bogies in my dinner, I used to pick them out of everything!

I have been converted however; I have made my peace (peas?) I changed my mind about Peas since Bubs started weaning.

I do make a lot of our meals from scratch but when you get back late from work, the last thing you need is to start whipping up something wholesome when you’re craving a dominos.

One day, as I was walking through the supermarket, it came to me. Or rather, I went down the frozen aisle.

Those green little pearls were gleaming at me next to the Yorkshire puddings.

At first, I was hesitant. Would she eat them? Would I? But I had to try. I was running out of options and I didn’t like giving her “beige” food or leaving out a major food group.

(I also discovered sweetcorn as well. In a tin. Brilliant. )

Back to the peas. They are ingenious. They literally go with whatever the hell you have left, and make it healthy.

Fish fingers and peas

Sausage and peas

Pasta pesto and peas

Curry? Chilli? Chuck in a few peas.

I feel infinitely better when Bubs has some veg and so a handful of these babies and my guilt disappears.

Best of all, they’re frozen. These babies don’t dry out or go mouldy. Just grab a handful out of the freezer, and BOOM

Peas are now my best friend. I may even admit to liking them myself.

Peas have changed my life, and they could change yours too.



7 thoughts on “Give Peas a chance”

  • Peas are definitely a lifesaver, I don’t know many mums who don’t have a bag or two stashed in their freezer. We call them aliens in our house, we’d add them to things the children didn’t like much and they were so busy trying to destroy the aliens they ended up finishing their food!

    • Petis Pois Darling. Make it posh peas! They are smaller and easier to eat – lovely with butter & jersey pots. You can also puree them with mint and make pea & mint soup. You can also freeze pureed peas in an ice cube tray and always have instant casserole thickener & taste addition. You should publish 101 things to do with peas! Mum

  • So glad you like peas now. They are a lifesaver here too. Both of my kids while they wait for their dinner prefer a handful of peas to line up on the table and eat one by one while they giggle back and forth and I franticly make something healthy or semi healthy for dinner. they already had their veg so didn’t start off too bad. hahaha My kids will eat pretty much any veg but I really struggle as I never had them growing up and over the years I have learned to like a few. But I vowed when I started weaning both of mine I would give them as many as I could find or think of and see if they would like them. And they do. Even asparagus and beetroot. Things I wouldn’t put in my own mouth but I feared they would grow up like me. I am glad you did the same and took the peas head on!!! Welcome to the pea side! They really do go in EVERYTHING. Buba loves a bake potato with peas tuna and cheese on top. i didn’t think it was so bad myself. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  • Now that I think about it, I’ve never liked peas much either, but yes, they are a lifesaver! I like your ideas – must use them more often 🙂 #sharewithme

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