Are peas paleo or not? Some say green legumes are ok on the paleo diet because the nutritional content outweighs the problems that lectins and phytates might cause. Personally, I’ve never really had a problem with peas. All I know is that when I was pregnant with Luke, I had the worst morning sickness that last for five months. I couldn’t even stand the smell of toast! I could only eat two things: sweet potatoes and peas. Of course, I ate them plain, except for the butter. Any seasoning would have turned my stomach. If it weren’t for peas, I would not have been able to feed my growing baby inside!
We still eat peas from time to time, especially because my kids love them (must have been all those pease I ate during pregnancy!). This recipe for minted peas lifts a favorite kid’s vegetable to adult-worthy status. Plus, its a real harbinger of spring. Its best to use fresh English peas, bursting with sweet, delicate spring flavor. You can put the kiddos to work shelling them. 🙂 Look for fresh, green peas, not yellow or white, not too young, and not too starchy. If you can’t get them fresh, frozen organic peas will work just fine.