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Sweet Pea and Avocado Dip


Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1 Large ripe avocado, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh cilantro
  • Cumin and chile powder to taste

Directions

Combine all ingredients except spices in a bowl and mash together or place in a food processer and process until smooth. Add spices to taste and serve with crackers or pita chips.

Directions

Combine all ingredients except spices in a bowl and mash together or place in a food processer and process until smooth. Add spices to taste and serve with crackers or pita chips.

Nutritional Facts

Servings4

Calories Per Serving108

Folate equivalent (total)60µg15%


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


AYURVEDIC ANALYSIS

Do you love creamy guacamole but don't love the digestive heaviness that follows? This lighter, sweeter alternative provides the satisfaction of traditional guacamole without leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, or bloated. Fresh, springy sweet peas balance the natural oiliness of avocado, while pungent raw onions and drying cumin create a kapha-friendly guacamole that will delight your taste buds. Serve with eggs for breakfast, crackers at your next dinner party, or add a scoop atop brown rice or a salad for dinner. Your body will thank you!

Pass the Guac, Please!
Did you know that guacamole hails from ancient Aztec culture? The Aztecs traditionally made guacamole by mashing fresh avocado with sea salt, onions, and tomatoes in a molcajete (mortar and pestle). This satisfying, oily dish was relatively low in fat. Avocado was a staple in Latin America, in part because it is a great source of heart-healthy fats and a rich source of vitamins. Despite being a health food, avocados may be too heavy for someone who has difficulty digesting fats, has had their gallbladder removed, or who has a naturally sturdy kapha constitution. While this variation on guacamole still has avocado, it has about half the fat per serving than traditional guacamole, making it a great replacement for those trying to avoid high-fat foods.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Peas
Sweet peas sometimes get a bad reputation for being the sweetest, most non-nutritious member of the legume family. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Sweet peas are among the most easily digestible legumes, making them an ideal source of fiber and protein. This means they can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, which gives them natural cooling properties that soothe your digestion while also offering protection from oxidation damage and certain cancers. In fact, there is some research showing that sweet peas are a good source of omega-3s and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), both of which are both widely popularized for their health benefits.

In addition, sweet peas are normally very kid-friendly, which can be a blessing if you have a household of picky eaters. So, next time you are short on time for dinner, a bag of frozen sweet peas may just be the quick, easy, healthy side dish you've been seeking!

Whole Foods from the Farm
With modern conveniences and grocery story finds, it is easy to fall into a pattern of reaching for quick, pre-made, or processed foods (even from health food stores) over making things from scratch. However, we don't always know everything that goes into store-bought foods, unhealthy ingredients often hide in these foods without us noticing. A good rule for the health-minded individual that we often use at Joyful Belly is "Does it grow on a farm?" Using this litmus test can help you make quick, on-the-spot decisions about the healthiest food choice at any given time. Having a handful of whole foods recipes that you can make with limited time really makes eating nutritious, homemade meals possible. Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole uses only whole food ingredients and takes about five minutes to make if the sweet peas are thawed. If they aren't, you can heat them up quickly on the stove or pour hot water over them to expedite the process. We cannot always eat whole foods and we should not expect perfection from ourselves, but the more whole foods you can eat, the better!


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