This recipe for honey, lemon and ginger snow peas is a healthy side dish which is quick to throw together with pantry ingredients.
This dish pairs perfectly with grilled beef, chicken or fish. Stir frying snow peas keeps a little crunch while maintaining their nutrition and flavor.
Serves 2 to 3 Sides
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*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Honey, Lemon and Ginger Snow Peas Q & A
Yes, however they will be more tender than fresh snow peas.
Yes you can replace the fresh ginger with 1/4 teaspoon of dry ground ginger however the flavor is slightly different. Consider buying canned minced ginger from the spice aisle at your store. It is a good alternative to fresh and will last a long time when stored in the fridge.
Yes, olive oil has a good flavor and health benefits but if you can’t afford it then any vegetable oil will do.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe for honey, lemon and ginger snow peas is both gluten and dairy free.
Snow peas are more expensive than other vegetables however cheaper prices are found when they are in season which is usually during the late winter through to the middle of spring.
Consider growing your own. They are easy to grow only needing a trellis or fence for support. Snow peas are grown during the winter in warm and temperate climates and during the summer in colder climates. See this guide to Growing Snow Peas for more information.
Bottled lemon juice is cheaper however the taste is rarely as good as fresh. Lemon trees now come in dwarf varieties which are perfect for pots. You don’t need much space to have your own personal supply of fresh lemons. See this guide to Growing Lemon Trees in Pots.
Ginger is grown in tropical climates however you can save money by buying fresh ginger when you see it on special then freeze any you are not using straight away. It can be grated right from the freezer into your dish.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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