Mum shares picture of her daughter’s school lunchbox – but parents can’t get over one detail
- A mum shared an innocent photo of her daughter’s lunchbox
- But many were fixated on an odd aspect of the food: the frozen peas
A mum proudly shared a photo of her child’s well-rounded lunchbox – only to have several parents fixate on one peculiar item.
Suzanne, from the US, prepared lunch for her daughter that included a mini bagel, biscuits, cut up strawberries, a piece of chocolate – and a surprising vegetable.
The mum filled a whole section of her daughter’s lunchbox with frozen peas that hadn’t been cooked or defrosted yet.
A few other mums were quick to point out how odd her child’s desire for peas was – as their own children refused to even touch the small green vegetable.
But Suzanne claimed that her daughter really enjoyed eating the peas only partially thawed.
A mum proudly shared a photo of her child’s well-rounded lunchbox – only to have several parents fixate on one peculiar item
Are frozen peas safe to consume?
Some frozen vegetables may contain trace amount of listeria, which is why it is recommended to cook all frozen food before consumption.
Look to the product’s cooking instructions (e.g.: boil me, cook me) if you’re unsure of its safety.
Listeria primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.
‘My daughter’s lunch for tomorrow!’ the mum wrote in a popular Facebook group dedicated to school lunchboxes.
She explained that she had purchased the bagels fresh from the oven that morning.
‘Mini bagels were just coming out of the oven when I went to the store this morning – couldn’t resist! Great for sandwiches or with cream cheese.’
But others were more focused on the section of frozen peas.
‘Are those really frozen peas?’ a mum asked.
Another wanted to know if the peas remained frozen when her daughter consumed them.
‘My daughter says they are half thawed [when she eats them], which she loves. We also put a cold pack with her lunch,’ Suzanne said.
Other mums thought it was admirable that Suzanne’s daughter ate peas, with one even revealing a similar trait in her own children.
‘That’s really cool,’ a mum said. ‘My children eat vegetables, but never peas!’
‘My kids love peas frozen or thawed! I buy the organic frozen peas from Aldi. Cheap and delicious,’ another added.
Other mums thought it was admirable that Suzanne’s daughter ate peas, with one even revealing a similar trait in her own children
What can you do with frozen peas?
- Add some quick greenery to fried rice
- Mash them into the sauce when you’re making pasta
- Toss them in a food processor with butter, shallots, and garlic to make purée
- Use them to make a simple split pea soup as a starter course
- Make a pea pesto sauce for pasta or sandwiches
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