Are you currently on the hunt for a wholesome snack that the health-conscious you will surely love? Quit scouring the entire city just to come across it. That’s because there is something that you can make in your very own kitchen that you will surely love snacking on when watching TV, reading a book or surfing the net. Its garlic roasted green peas!

So if the name alone made your mouth water, read on to learn how to make it from scratch.

But before we take a look at the recipe for this wonderful snack, let us first give a little of our time to knowing some of the reasons why homemade garlic roasted green peas are so good for you.

Green peas may be tiny but they are actually enormous when it comes to their nutritional content! Every serving of them is loaded with dietary fiber. We all know that the regular consumption of dietary fiber-rich foods can help in preventing constipation. It may also help lower colon cancer risk, according to doctors.

Aside from dietary fiber, green peas are also phenomenal sources of protein, and that’s why vegetarians often turn to them to ensure that they are getting good amounts of protein by means of their diet. But protein-rich green peas are not only good for vegetarians, but also those who simply wish to lessen their intake of animal products.

So if you want to build and maintain muscles but without increasing your intake of saturated fat and cholesterol, choosing green peas is the way to go!

Here are some of the other health benefits that green peas are known to offer:

Stronger bones

Green peas supply the body with vitamin K which is a nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium so that it may be used for toughening up the bones and preventing osteoporosis.

Increased immunity

There is also plenty of vitamin C in every serving of green peas, and this only means that they are very good at lowering your risk of having infections.

Slowed down aging

Vitamin C present abundantly in green peas is known to keep the skin looking young by encouraging the production of collagen that helps keep at bay wrinkles and sagging.

Lowered cholesterol

According to scientists, the regular inclusion of green peas in the diet can help in lowering LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol or what’s more commonly known as bad cholesterol.

Reduced birth defects

Pregnant women should consume green peas on a regular basis because it is scientifically-proven to help reduce the risk of birth defects as well as miscarriages.

There are so many other health benefits that green peas are known to offer, but this article is about teaching you how to make crunchy, delicious and super healthy garlic roasted green peas! So here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 cups of frozen green peas (thawed) 

1 tablespoon of olive oil 

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon of finely-ground sea salt

Directions:

-Get your oven preheated to 180°C which is equivalent to 350°F. 

-Using several sheets of kitchen paper, pat dry green peas to remove as much water content as possible. 

-Grab a mixing bowl and place green peas in it. 

-While gently mixing with a wooden spoon, drizzle with olive oil. 

-Sprinkle garlic powder and sea salt while still gently mixing green peas. 

-Line a baking sheet and spread seasoned green peas across it. 

-Bake for about 45 minutes. Every 10 minutes, shake the green peas around for even cooking. 

-Place the baking sheet on a wire rack to let garlic roasted green peas cool. 

-Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

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