WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Black Eyed Peas
(137 calories | *0 WW SmartPoints)
Happy New Year!
Is it a tradition for you to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day?
It’s not for me. Probably because I didn’t grow up in the South.
But January 1st marks the beginning of a new tradition, with these slow cooker vegetarian black eyed peas
According to southern tradition, eating black-eyed peas on January 1st, brings good luck in the coming year. It’s also a good idea to eat your peas with rice and braised collard greens because their green color symbolize money/riches.
I’m feeling a strong pull to do whatever I can to start the new year on the right foot. And from a health perspective, eating black-eyed peas and collard greens seems like a great idea. Both are nutrition rich power foods.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
I got the idea for making these slow cooker vegetarian black eyed peas from my good friend and hairdresser, Stormi. When I was in for my latest appointment, our conversation turned to food, which it often does.
She suggested I try Deborah Madison’s recipe for Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas from her Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook. It sounded delicious!
But it’s a stove top recipe and I wanted to let them simmer in the slow cooker, so I also consulted Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised and Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker for ideas and slow cooker cooking times.
I stirred everything together and set them to cook in my Programmable Slow Cooker on LOW for 8 hours.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy prosperous New Year!
According to my calculations, each serving has 137 calories, *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Southern Style Slow Cooker Vegetarian Black Eyed Peas Recipe
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 large green bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 stalks celery, finely diced
- 6 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2-1/4 cups 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
- 6 cups water or vegetable stock
- 2 to 3 drops liquid smoke (optional)
- Salt to taste
- Ideal slow cooker size: 5- to 6-Quart.
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, until the peas are tender.
Recipe inspiration: Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised and Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker by Phyllis Good
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Black Eyed Peas Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Weight Watchers Southern Style Black Eyed Peas with Collards Found at Weight Watchers.
- Paula Deen’s Spicy Black Eyed Peas Found at The Food Network.
- Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham from Gina at SkinnyTaste.
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