Sugar snap peas are a non-starchy vegetable and a great source of complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Sugar snap peas are similar to snow peas. Sugar snap peas are sweeter and plumper but you can at the pod which provides more fiber than if you were to take them out of the pod. Sugar snap peas are available beginning in the early spring and you can find them at local farmer's markets. They are also available in grocery stores but are sometimes difficult to find in the off-season. I like to freeze them for use later when I can’t find them fresh.
Sugar snap peas make a great snack and are a fun surprise to add to a lunchbox
or for an afterschool snack served with hummus or ranch dip. This Asparagus
uses asparagus and peas, which are both in season right now. This recipe may
taste great with salmon but it could easily be a simple light lunch or dinner all by