Here’s a great cold weather dish (or warm weather, for that matter!) that you can make for under $10.00. It’s also good for you. How so? Well, it has dietary fiber (which also lowers cholesterol), Vitamin K, and potassium. Easy peasy! This is a healthy soup that is simple to make and completely delicious. It can be made in a crockpot and left for four hours, or in a soup pot on the stove.
1 lb. split peas (peas do not have to be soaked overnight)
1 lb. ham (diced)
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 medium onion, diced
4 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
In a large saucepot or crockpot, add vegetables, peas and meat. Add 4 cups of water and turn temp to high. Add bay leaves, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 4 hours.
At the end of four hours, use immersion blender, blender or food processor to pulse soup until mixed. Don’t blend completely as you want some good chunks of meat and vegetable. Serve warm.
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