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High protein snacks with fiber are a very common problem for weight loss patients, aka gastric bypass patients, Roux-en-Y, intestinal bypass patients, etc. Foods "labeled" for weight loss patients tend to be higher in price and more difficult to locate. Dried peas , commonly misspelled as dryed peas, are an excellent source of high protein, having 6 grams or protein in 1/4 cup. This means that one pound, volume of 4 1/2 cups, has 108 grams or more of protein.  Dried peas are crunchy (most crunchy foods tend to be high in fats or sugars), slightly salted, a green veggie--which is the best kind, they fit into a small zip lock bag for portability, and no refrigeration is required. Other snack foods tend to be high in sugars, fats, or contain a lot of calories.

Examine the nutritional values between wasabi and dried peas:

Dave’s Dried Peas

Trader Joe’s Wasabi Peas

Serving Size Ľ cup

Serving Size 1/3 cup

Calories—120, Fat Calories--30

Calories –80, Fat Calories--27

Total Fat—3.5 gr., 3.5 % RDA

Total Fat—3.0 gr., 5% RDA

Saturated Fat—1.5 gr., 7 % RDA

Saturated Fat—1.0 gr, 5 %

Cholesterol—0 mg., 0 % RDA

Cholesterol—0 mg., 0 % RDA

Sodium—105 mg., 4 % RDA

Sodium—190 mg., 8 %RDA

Total Carbs—15 gr., 5 % RDA

Total Carbs—12.0 gr., 4 % RDA

Dietary Fiber—3 gr., 13 % RDA

Dietary Fiber—1.0 gr., 4 %


Sugars, 4.0 gr.

Protein—6 gr.

Protein—1.0 gr.

Based on a 2000 calorie daily diet

Based on a 2000 calorie daily diet

Vit A—1 % Vit C—1%


Calcium 2% Iron—12 %


        From January 6, 2012, www.doctoroz.com : "Endurance athletes are taught to eat and drink whenever they’re hungry or thirsty, a wise idea since otherwise the body can go into starvation mode, which actually slows metabolism and makes you feel tired. Healthy snacking keeps your blood sugar regulated so you’ll maintain energy levels and a healthy waistline. Fiber and protein are a winning combo since protein gives you energy and fiber helps make the energy last.  Dr. Oz recommends for a great mid-morning or afternoon snack, reach for dried peas; they’re crunchy and contain no sugar or fat like chips do. Put them in a plastic baggie and enjoy on the go (a quarter cup provides 3g fiber and 6g protein). As an alternative, eat pistachios, a rich source of protein, antioxidants and other nutrients."


My wife had a RNY revision from a 1980 gastric bypass for weight loss. That surgery needed revision in mid 2007 due to major issues that were affecting her body. Once the surgery was completed, food then became the problem. She had a hard time swallowing foods. Her intestines had atrophied from the diameter of your thumb to the diameter of your little finger, making it difficult to pass anything through these small intestines. I had to find a source of protein, as she hated protein shakes. Then, I found these, DRIED PEAS.  She eats them all day long. She could chew them up into small pieces very easily, that passed through her system with very little discomfort.  I know that more than half of the protein she get is from these dried peas, and she passed her lab work several months ago. I was especially worried about protein levels, but they came out normal. So, DRIED PEAS DO PROVIDE GOOD PROTEIN.

    But searching around the Internet, the pricing is quite high for dried peas. I've seen prices of $3.69 for 4.5 oz, $8.69 for 9.5 oz, $11.95 a pound etc, PLUS SHIPPING costs.   I'm dealing with a local nutritional store wholesaler, and I am able to offer them for $5 per 12 oz bag, plus shipping. PayPal will be the payment needed. Credit cards or postal money orders also accepted, as explained below. Up to 8 of the12 oz. bags can be placed in a standard flat rate mailing box to save on shipment costs. Get together with a friend or two and order a box of 8 bags to save on shipping !!  Save even more money on shipping with the new flat rate box that can hold up to 14 one pound bags of dried peas.

  This is a photo of a one pound bag of peas. The pen is placed by a common store zip lock baggy of dried peas to show the volume of dried peas in one pound. This bag has 4 1/2 cups of dried peas, contained in a zipper locked bag, the same way it would be shipped.  Dave's Dried Peas are packed in re-closable 8" x 10" bags (larger than bag shown), 2 mil thick, and meet USDA and FDA requirements for food items.

Health facts from www.whfoods.com about dried peas:

"Dried peas, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only can dried peas help lower cholesterol, they are also of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.   Fiber is far from all that dried peas have to offer. Dried peas also provide good to excellent amounts of four important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein--all with virtually no fat. As if this weren't enough, dried peas also feature isoflavones (notably daidzein). Isoflavones are phytonutrients that can act like weak estrogens in the body and whose dietary consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of certain health conditions, including breast and prostate cancer.......Dried peas, like other legumes, are rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract that binds bile (which contains cholesterol) and carries it out of the body. Research studies have shown that insoluble fiber not only helps to increase stool bulk and prevent constipation, but also helps prevent digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis.....In addition to its beneficial effects on the digestive system and the heart, soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels. If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, legumes like dried peas can really help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy. Studies of high fiber diets and blood sugar levels have shown the dramatic benefits provided by these high fiber foods. Researchers compared two groups of people with type 2 diabetes who were fed different amounts of high fiber foods. One group ate the standard American Diabetic diet, which contains 24 grams of fiber/day, while the other group ate a diet containing 50 grams of fiber/day. Those who ate the diet higher in fiber had lower levels of both plasma glucose (blood sugar) and insulin (the hormone that helps blood sugar get into cells). The high fiber group also reduced their total cholesterol by nearly 7%, their triglyceride levels by 10.2% and their VLDL (Very Low Density Lipoprotein--the most dangerous form of cholesterol) by 12.5%.... In addition to their stellar fiber content, dried peas also feature other heart healthy nutrients. They are a good source of potassium,  which may decrease the growth and development of blood vessel plaques and is also good for lowering high blood pressure....Dried peas are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites. Sulfites are a type of preservative commonly added to prepared foods like delicatessen salads and salad bars. Persons who are sensitive to sulfites in these foods may experience rapid heartbeat, headache or disorientation if sulfites are unwittingly consumed. If you have ever reacted to sulfites, it may be because your molybdenum stores are insufficient to detoxify them.  When fresh peas are not available or when you want to enjoy a starchier, hardier flavored legume, dried peas are perfect..."

So Dried Peas not only taste good, but they are also very healthy for you.


Dried Wasabi Peas Available Now--See Below

  This is a quick photo of me before and after RNY surgery. I'm a strong advocate for healthy ways of living, even if they require surgery. At my pre op weight of 345, life was way too difficult.  I'm currently 189 pounds and I've always strived to find good sources of protein for maximum health after surgery. Dried peas is one of those great finds I though I would share with everyone. Each time I tell people at local weigh loss support meetings, people are curious on where to find them. Now it's easy, just come to this web site. If you have any questions you'd like answered, please feel free to call me at 951-846-9179.

Site was uploaded on 6-20-08. Read Testimonials HERE.

Postage for a single bag is $5, in a flat rate priority USPS envelope with delivery confirmation, and multiple bags can be send by flat rate box. Standard flat rate box will hold 7 one pound bags of dried peas. Cost would be $12 including 2 day priority shipment, insurance and confirmation of delivery. These rates only apply to shipment within the US. Write for delivery costs for other countries. Costs and payment methods:

             Smaller Flat rate box with 7 one pound bags of dried peas. New Large Flat Rate box will hold up to 12 one pound bas of dried peas.

Contact me at dave@dried-peas.com for further information, or call me a 951-685-3252.

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Dried Wasabi Peas

Dried Wasabi Peas offer a high protein snack with fiber that will allow you to "get your HOT ON".  The Dried Wasabi Peas are made of green peas, corn starch, sugar, salt, Wasabi (mustard powder), Blue 1 and Yellow 5. Crunch in texture with in a hot spicy snack that requires no refrigeration.   Eat by themselves, add to salads, or mix with dried peas, etc. to add some zest to your snacks. Low in fat, no sugars or cholesterol, good fiber, and 7 grams per 1/4 cup serving. Available from me at the support groups I attend in southern CA or I can ship to you with payment via PayPal. The Wasabi Dried Peas can be shipped with a combination of other items I have available, or by itself. Payment to dave@ragdoll.com via PayPal. Cost is $5 per bag. Flat rate envelope ships for $5 and will hold 2 bags of the Wasabi Dried Peas.  OR, mix with other items I have available in a flat rate box for $12, which will hold 7 pounds of items. Write me at dave@liquidbariatricvitamins.com or call me at 951-685-3252 if you have additional questions.

Veggie Trail mix, 7 gr of protein per 1/4 cup serving. Info. Click HERE for more details.

 Also available are veggie chips, 5.3 oz for $5.  Even though the dried veggie chips are very delicious, it's highly recommended that due to lower protein level, these should be mixed with edamame, peas, wasabe peas or soynuts for a much high protein content.


BariCare Whey Protein Supplement

Vanilla, chocolate, or custard/pudding varieties. Each serving has 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of sugar, 5000% RDA of B12, tastes good too.

CLOSEOUT  All remaining boxes of BariCare will be sold for $10 per box, plus shipping. That's 7 packets for $10 instead of the normal $17.  That's a 33% price reduction. Limited supply left, only chocolate and vanilla varieties.

Click HERE to learn more.

This is a generic UNFLAVORED whey isolate protein. It truly has no flavor, makes foods creamier, and blends in easily with hot or cold foods. I use it in SF pudding, Cream of Wheat, cooked oatmeal, mix it in with vegetarian refried beans or squash or sweet potato, etc. Just do NOT put the protein in the product while cooking.  Very affordable--$23 gets you 38 servings of 27 g of protein. Combine with other products I have to help with protein intake and eat healthy snacks. Click  http://liquidbariatricvitamins.com/unflavored%20whey%20protein%20isolate.htm  for more info.

Unflavored whey protein isolate, 3 Tbsp is a 27 gram portion. Sold at $25 per pound (not including shipping) which makes 38 of the 27 gram servings. Can be mixed with other foods or make your own protein drinks. Has mild flavor of evaporated milk.  Click Here.

Calcium citrate powder, 1 tsp = 700mg.  Use this instead of those LARGE calcium citrate pills. Sold at $10 per 10 oz bag, plus shipping. Each bag has 94 servings of 700mg or about 125 servings of 600mg calcium citrate. Click HERE for more.

Please view my new web site about dried edamame: www.dried-edamame.com

Dried edamame, another high protein snack, a healthy soy product.

Roasted Soynuts

These are roasted soynuts. These are mature soybeans, roasted to make them crunchy, and lightly salted so they taste like peanuts. Edamame are the same soybeans only harvested at 80% of mature growth.  High in protein, and taste like peanuts. Sold in 1 pound bags for $5.

Nutritional comparison of Roasted Soynuts and Spanish Peanuts:

Roasted Soynuts Spanish Peanuts
1/4 C serving 1/4 C serving
Calories - 200, Fat calories - 90 Calories - 200, Fat calories - 150
Total fat - 11g - 17% RDA Total fat - 16g - 25% RDA
Saturated fat - 1 g - 5% Saturated fat - 2 g - 10%
Cholesterol 0 g Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 70 mg --23% Sodium 140 mg --47%
Total Carb - 15 g- 5% Total Carb - 6 g -2%
Dietary Fiber - 8 g - 32% Dietary Fiber - 2 g - 8%
Sugars 0 g Sugars 0 g
Protein 15 g - 30% Protein 9 g - 18%
Vitamin A 2% Calcium 4%
Iron 8% Iron 4%
Based on a 2000 cal/ day diet Based on a 2000 cal/ day diet


These are dried carrot chips. They are also in the veggie chip blend. But I had so many people request the just the carrot chips, I finally found a source. These are in 4 oz bags for $5 each.


Dave’s Carrot Chips

1 oz serving: 150 calories, cal/fat 60, 95mg sodium, 2g fiber,

3g sugar, 1g protein, total carbs 20g, VitA 10%, VitC 1%,

Calcium 2%

Dave Chambers

951-846-9179        $5 / 4 oz bag

 These are dried green bean chips, also contained in the veggie trail mix. I now have these available by themselves. A 4 oz bag is $5.


Dave’s Green Bean Chips

1 oz serving: 126 cal, cal/fat 54

80mg sodium, total carbs 17, fiber 3g, sugar 3g, protein 1g, VitA 8%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

Dave Chambers

951-846-9179     $5 per 4oz bag

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