The Powerful Pea

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 21, 2009

Somewhere along the line, split peas (a legume) got pushed to the side in favour of the nutritionally inferior regular green pea.

365Split peas are super high in both protein and fibre, making them a wonderful option for vegetarians and those looking for a lasting satiety in their meals.

In just 100 grams of uncooked split peas (3/4 cup):

  • * 23 grams protein
  • * 17 grams fibre
  • * 1.5 grams fat

I told you split peas were amazing, didn’t I?

For lunch, I decided to make a Split Pea and Salmon Vegetable Mix:



  • 1 cup cooked organic split green peas
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen veggies, cooked
  • 1/2 cup salmon (shown below)
  • Kraft Light Balsamic dressing
  • Black pepper

This was such a filling lunch! It lasted me a good 4 hours before I needed a late afternoon snack.

I had a Whole Grain Wrap with it:


And a side of Leah’s beautiful Wedding Shower Thank you’s + Cal/Mag & Vit D:


The split peas were cooked just enough (on low for 30 mins) so that they were still crunchy. This lunch was so chewy with many wonderful textures.


From above with a Yogi Echinacea tea:




Knee Sleeves: Day 2

Today’s workout was quite challenging once again! I wore my knee sleeves and I found my legs were pretty tired because the sleeves are pushing down onto my calves because the sleeves are so snug. I think they stretched a bit since yesterday though, so they weren’t quite as tight today, but still tight enough to make my legs feel tired.

The good news is my knees don’t hurt- not one bit! I am hoping that my sleeves will stretch a bit more and then they will be perfect. If not, I will have to exchange them for a larger size. I am just worried if I get a bigger size it won’t give my knees as much support.

As per my 10k training plan for the race May 9th:

Week of April 20th: Starting speed: 4.9mph; total distance: 2 miles (3.22k) Speed: 5.2mph; total distance: 3 miles (4.82k)
Week of April 27th Starting speed: 5.2mph; total distance: 3.2 miles (5.14k) Speed: 5.5mph; total distance: 4.5 miles (7.24k)
Week of May 4th Starting speed: 5.6 mph; total distance: 4.7 miles (7.56k) Speed: 6.0; total distance: 6.2 miles (10k)


I ran 2 miles today at speed 4.9 mph and incline 7%.

The workout:

  • Duration: 51 mins (including resistance exercises and stretching)
  • Walk/run intervals (Walk = 4.1 mph; Run = 4.9 mph) I ran a total of 2 miles and walked 1.25 miles all at incline 7%.
  • Max heart rate: 165 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 141 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 387 kcals

I did 2 downward dogs (1 min each) as well as 2 advanced side planks (see Run page). Each day, I am feeling stronger and stronger when I run. It is such a great feeling! I can see myself running a 10K and I am getting really excited. 18 days! :)

If anyone else is running the Mississauga 10K please give me a shout and maybe we can meet up before the race.

Today I put up these inspirational posters in front of my treadmill. It helps when I want to give up!


I am super excited to start raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society!

If any of you have any special abilities, clothing, jewelry, books, and the like please start thinking about what you would like to donate for the OSG Auction! Maybe you just want to do some spring cleaning and share some items you no longer use. I know we all have them lying around!

Please email me [email protected] and let me know what you would like to auction off! It can be baked goods, or non-edible goods- the sky is the limit!


I forgot to post today’s BBBC this morning- how dare I?? :) Follow the link to see what today’s challenge is!

Have a great night! :D


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Run Sarah April 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I will definitely try think of ideas for the OSG auction. Wow, no idea peas were so protein packed! I will definitely have to cook them more often.


Marissa April 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Glad your knee sleeves are working out!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for the knee sleeve info… I desperately need SOMETHING for my knees, and may be trying those soon.


Michelle Hisae April 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Oh man, split pea has been one of my favorite soups for a long time. It so nutritious and filling! You can’t go wrong.


Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

you pea dish looks delish! thanks for sharing ;)


Heather April 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

What a great way to use split peas. Such a great source of protein. Coupled with that salmon, you definitely got in a power-packed meal!! LOVE IT!


Erin April 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I love split peas. And what a brilliant way to use canned salmon. Making a mental note.

Congrats on raising $$ for the cancer group. :)

I’m hosting an Auction/Bake Sale today. Have a peek to get some ideas for the kinds of things you can auction.


brandi April 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm

great motivational quotes! you are doing awesome :)


Wiggs (The Beholder) April 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Ooo, you did the opposite leg & arm lift!! That’s one of the moves from my ab workout – it’s a classic swimmer one. It’s important to give your back as much attention as you give your abs, or you risk injuring yourself. You might not like the moves, but TRUST me – your back will be sexxxayyyyy!


Haleigh April 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

What a fantastic idea to combine the salmon with the split peas! Enjoy your evening :)


Help Meghan Run April 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I want to try split peas now! Thanks for the idea and the info. I will definitely think of things for the auction, too ;)

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
www. HelpMeghanRun .com


Jen April 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Do split peas have a flavour? I’ve recently discovered green lentils and I love them for lunch (mixed in with bulgur or couscous, plus veggies and canned tuna/leftover chicken, etc) – but they have no flavour so they’re a great source of protein/fibre since they don’t have a distinct flavour and blend in well with other stuff. I’m always on the lookout for high protein/high fibre potentials to add to my lunches – I’m curious about split peas now!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 22, 2009 at 2:31 am

Great day you had… I love split pea soup!


Liz & In The Skinny April 22, 2009 at 7:05 am

Wow, I love the quotes that you put up to keep you going. I may have to try that one!


Michelle @ Find Your Balance April 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

It’s nice to see split peas used for something other than soup! I’ve never liked split pea soup. My husband uses a lot of split peas in indian cooking, both green and yellow.


Leatitia April 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

This is so strange, Angela. We made the exact same thing for lunch! If you could look at my lunch box right now you’d see pink salmon with peas and carrotts! :)


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