Served on New Year's Day in the South, black-eyed peas and pork are said to bring good luck for the upcoming year. This diabetic-friendly vegetable main dish recipe is good all year through.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse black-eyed peas with cold water. In a large saucepan, combine peas and the 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover with foil and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, in a large saucepan, combine black-eyed peas and the 4 cups water. Cover with foil and let soak in a cool place overnight.)

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  • Drain and rinse peas; drain again. Return peas to saucepan. Stir in the 2 cups water, ham, onion, and salt. If desired, stir in carrot and serrano pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until peas are tender.

  • Stir in undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes (most of the liquid should be evaporated).

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars -1g; fat 1g 2% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 345mg 14% DV.