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Green Fed

a blog about a girl who decided eating plants was the way to go

This is a typical lunch for my boys.  Take a closer look at the sandwich and you will notice that there are GREEN PEAS on it.

Yes, that’s right, friends, my boys ask for this sandwich just about EVERY DAY!  I got the idea from Dr. Fuhrman’s Disease Proof Your Child book, and have modified it a bit to suit their requests.  My boys especially love the combination of dates, green peas, shredded unsweetened coconut and a little flax-seed, on whole wheat or sprouted bread.  Since these are so filling, they each eat one half of a sandwich.  They also eat an entire organic carrot (they call them horse carrots because that’s what they feed the nearby horses with) and a nice pile of fruit. This lunch is packed with vitamins, fiber, protein and so many more nutrients.  Try it with your kids, you might be surprised at how much they like it, too! I’ve got a friend who tried this, and even puree-d the peas and soaked dates up into a jam-like texture, and her boy loved it.  Try that if you don’t think your child would like the whole peas on their sandwich.

I have many questions in regards to making sure we’re getting enough protein every day.  This lunch is a perfect example of how you can receive protein (and SO MANY more additional nutrients) through plant sources, minus the cholesterol, unhealthy fats, etc.

Each half of this sandwich contains over NINE grams of [heart-healthy] protein!  Here’s the breakdown:

1/4 cup Green Peas- 2 grams

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter- 4.5 grams

1 slice of whole wheat bread (If I was using sprouted it would be even higher)- 3 grams

For some more cool facts about those little green peas that seem so, well, little,  go HERE.

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