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Recipe: Peas with Onions, Garlic, and Bacon

Want to know the secret to getting your family to gobble up their veggies? Add flavorful ingredients like bacon, onions, and garlic in this recipe!

Remember, the key to adjusting your kids’ palate is exposure. (That goes for kids of the grown-up variety, too…) Keep offering the healthy foods you want them to love in different variations and flavor combinations. This recipe is a great one to use if you have a family member who doesn’t love green peas but will be lured in by smoky, salty bacon.

Want more tips and tricks for peace at the dinner table? Check out this article.

Peas with Onions, Garlic, and Bacon joins the other filling, family-pleasing recipes in our Family Favorites menu: Chicken Sloppy Joes over Brown Rice; Butternut Squash Fries; and Baked Apples with Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble.

Peas with Onions, Garlic, and Bacon

  

December 6, 2016

Want to see your kids gobble up their green peas? Use this recipe, full of flavorful bacon and garlic – the perfect way to introduce a healthy veggie.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil

4 nitrate-free bacon, chopped

2 medium onions, sliced (about 2 cups)

4 garlic, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp fresh or dried thyme

1 1/2 cups frozen peas

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

2Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 4 minutes.

3Stir in the onions, garlic, and thyme; cook until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes.

4Add the peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and tender, 8-10 minutes.

5Remove from the heat, stir in the salt and pepper, and serve.

This recipe is part of the Family Favorites menu, with Chicken Sloppy Joes over Brown Rice; Butternut Squash Fries; Peas with Onion, Garlic, and Bacon; and Baked Apples with Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble. Check out the Family Favorites Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for fun, peaceful family mealtime.

Originally published in JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2015

Hungry for more tasty, healthy recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories70 calories
Sodium290 milligrams
Protein3 grams
Sugar5 grams
Total Fat3 grams
Saturated Fat1 gram
Total Carbohydrates8 grams
Dietary Fiber2 grams

Stay tuned for our Family Favorites menu and guide, with tips to help your family slow down and keep in touch at the dinner table. Whether your kids are young or already living on their own, the whole family will enjoy these recipes and activities.

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