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Split Pea Soup
.40 fat grams, 185 calories = 1% fat calories
1 1/3 cups dried split peas
4 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp celery seed
2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp vegetable or chicken bouillon
1 celery stalk, diced
1/2 tsp Real salt
2 carrots, cubed
1 medium potato, cubed
Stove-top: In a large pot, combine peas, water, bay leaf, celery seed, parsley, basil, paprika, onion, garlic cloves and bouillon. Bring to a boil; turn down heat to low; cover and simmer on low heat for about 1 hour; add the celery, carrots, potato and salt and cook until tender. Add a little water if necessary. Remove the bay leaf before serving. Serve with Carrot Muffins or whole wheat french bread.
Crock-pot: Place ingredients (except for the celery, carrots and potato) in a crock-pot and cook on low for 7-10 hours or on high for 5-7 hours, adding the celery, carrots and potato half-way through the cooking time. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Tip: If you have picky kids like mine who don't like onions, simply place the entire onion if doubling this recipe! If you are using only half of the onion, place the onion in a food safe netting bag and remove before serving.