What’s For Dinner: Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I knew I had to try the Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad as soon as I saw the recipe and I am so glad I did.

I have made it twice in the last few days. The first time I took it to a party with a cucumber salad, both salads were served with hot dogs. Delicious way to make hot dogs just a little bit healthier (if that is even possible!). It perfectly filled the spot of a pasta salad.

The second time I served it with homemade pasta… not so healthy. Serving it with pasta was a weird combo, I wouldn’t do that again. But it was perfect for leftovers in my lunch the next day.

Pioneer Woman's Pea Salad

The Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I didn’t have a red onion so I used a sweet white one instead. I also left out the parsley, because, yuck.

I do not consider anything the Pioneer Woman cooks as healthy. But at least the calories on this were doable; however, I was a little be surprised to see that one serving was 186 calories… for a dish of peas! You could very easily lighten it up though, light sour cream, light mayo, less cheese, turkey bacon, etc.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 107.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 11.1g 22%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

It’s Been a While

For anyone that actually visits this site I think it is pretty obvious that is has been a while since I really posted. In fact, it has been over two years. I keep this site going because when I do use it, it encourages me to eat healthier, count my calories and lose weight. I always hope to come back to it. How many times have a made a post similar to this? I honestly don’t even want to count. Okay, so I looked. This is my 4th… 4TH! blog post with this same title! I didn’t even look for posts with other similar titles. Fail right there.

A lot can happen in two years. You can get pregnant and have a baby and that baby can now be over one… That’s me right there. That is why this site just kinda died for over two years. Counting calories while being pregnant, having a baby and nursing is a lot of work. I try, I really do but some most days I just eat whatever I can. Whatever is easy. Easy isn’t always healthy.

Since having a baby I have found a whole new love for cooking. I always loved cooking but now I really love cooking. I love trying new things. These new things are not healthy. Not even a little bit healthy and they consist of a lot of carbs. I do eat way more fruit now though, so that’s a bonus…

Anyway, I hope to slowly get back at this and encourage myself to try a little bit harder. I need to lose weight, again. Sigh.