FEBRUARY. Since we have six more weeks of winter, I figured I'd post another one of my favorite soup recipes--split pea & ham soup in the crockpot! Eating soup is a great way to increase your vegetable, fiber and protein intake. Be sure to select nutrient-dense soups with a variety of ingredients from all food groups.
No time to cook is never a good excuse for not eating healthy food. Using a crockpot allows you to prep your meal before work (you can even prep the night before and just add the ingredients to the pot the next morning), and come home to a completed dinner after work!
1 lb dry split peas
3 oz ham steak, diced (I used honey flavor)
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
32 oz low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
Place all ingredients into crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, OR cook on high for 6 hours.
Remove bay leaves and serve! SO EASY!
Nutrient analysis for 1 cup of soup (~8oz)
Total fat: 4g
Saturated fat: 2g
Total Carbohydrate: 28g
Sodium: 644mg (this is not a low-sodium food)