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Veggie of the Month: Sugar Snap Peas

 

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These little green gems are true to their name, full of natural sweetness and pack a crunch kids adore. Scroll down to see the facts you don't want to miss about this end of summer treat and a few resources on how to incorporate the food into your classroom and kitchen lessons this month.

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Did you know? 

Sugar snap peas are a cross between English shelling peas and Chinese snow peas. The entire pea and pod are edible and delicious! This variety of vegetable was bred in the 1960s by Dr. Calvin Lamborn. He was tasked with the assignment of breeding a plant that had the sweetness of peas without having to shell them. 
 

3 Reasons Why we love sugar snap peas

 
1.They're naturally sweet and pack a powerful crunch with every bite. Sugar snap peas get their name from their sweet flavor and the “snappy” crunch they make in your mouth!

2. They are both a "fruit" and contain "seeds" (when speaking plant parts of course). That's why they're packed with goodness and nutrients.

3. Eating locally grown sugar snap peas helps support local farmers and farm workers and ensures your sugar snap peas are fresh, high in nutrients, and delicious. Buy fresh, buy local at a farmers market near you


Resources for Teachers

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  1. Try making one of these recipes with your students as a snack!  
    1. Pea Edamame Dip 
    2. Easy Three Pea Stir Fry
  2. Lesson Plan! Download our 15-20 minute lesson for Pre-K aged students on Peas!

Resources for Parents 

Screenshot 2017-09-28 at 3.56.04 PM.pngDownload this image and print on label paper so you can hand them out to your child after trying some fresh peas! 

 

 

   

Screenshot 2017-09-28 at 4.28.26 PM.pngDownload this fun coloring worksheet on our favorite late summer veggie of the month!                        

 

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