Favorite Black Eye Peas

IMG_3186One cup of cooked black-eyed peas, or cowpeas, has 160 calories and negligible fat. Their 5 grams of protein represents 9 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 11 percent for women. As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are especially good sources of soluble fiber, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar balanced after you eat. Soluble fiber also binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Men get 21 percent of their daily intake of fiber, while women get 32 percent from 1 cup of black-eyed peas.


2 cans black eye peas

1 sm. chopped onion

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 can rotel tomatoes

Drain and rinse peas

pour into 2 tbsp. olive oil for healthier or  2 tablespoons bacon grease   add onion cook a couple min. add peas and garlic if you like. add the tomatoes and time and enough water  almost to top or extra flavor use chicken broth. Cook  low until everything is cooked and add salt and pepper if desired. Very Good. For more yummy recipes at Mary’s Country Kitchen. follow me on WordPress at http://mwilliams6337@wordpress.com FRom my Country Kitchen to yours . Have a great day