Prep Tip: Fresh pods like snow and sugar snap peas should be firm, bright green, and look like they are almost bursting. Store fresh peas in the refrigerator unwashed and in an open plastic bag for up to three days.

Change It Up: Try this recipe using sautéed broccoli or carrots. Toss fresh or frozen snow and sugar snap peas with vegetables and chicken strips for a healthy stir-fry.

Nutrition Tip: Peas are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.



  1. String snow peas by snapping at tops and pulling top toward the opposite end. Place peas in colander and rinse under cold water.
  2. Boil water and cook peas for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Drain peas in colander.
  4. Add oil, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Add drained peas. Cook on stove over low heat. Stir with spoon.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over peas. Add mint and stir until peas are well coated. Serve immediately.