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Healthy Split Pea Soup with Veggies

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Healthy Split Pea Soup with Veggies
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Let slow cooking speed your way to dinner! Enjoy this split pea, pork and veggies soup for a delightful meal.

Ingredients

1
ham bone, 2 lb ham shanks or 2 lb smoked pork hocks
1
bag (16 oz) dried split peas (2 cups), sorted, rinsed
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
7
cups water
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)

Directions

  • 1 In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, gently mix all ingredients except carrots.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Remove ham bone from soup. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 4 Remove ham from bone. Remove excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham and carrots into soup. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until carrots are tender.
Tips  

To sort the split peas, remove any grit or discolored peas. Place the split peas in a bowl, and cover them with water. After a minute or two, remove any skins or split peas that float to the top. Finally, rinse the split peas in a colander or strainer.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
850mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
16g
64%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
29g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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