Wondering how to steam sugar snap peas? It's super simple and makes this naturally sweet veggie taste even better!
One key to healthy snacking? Planning ahead! If you have a pre-planned snack prepped and ready to go, you have a no-thinking-involved snack you can grab when hunger strikes. Otherwise, if you wait until you're hungry, the chances of selecting an in-the-moment healthy snack are slim.
All of the Prep Dish weekly meal plans include an option for a simple healthy snack. For the May plan the snack is simple: steamed snap peas. But because you prep them ahead of time, come snack time, you have a healthy snack waiting.
Snap peas are one of my favorite veggies. While they can be eaten raw, I love them steamed as they take on an even sweeter flavor. The key is to steam for a very short time- 2-3 minutes max. I either eat plain or dip into a low-sodium tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) or a veggie dip of choice (like hummus). These also work as a quick & easy side, I prefer tossing with a tiny sprinkle of red chili flakes & sea salt.
Steamed Snap Peas
- 4 cups snap peas
- salt to taste
- Steam snap peas for 2-3 minutes only. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for future snacking. Serves ~4.