Baby, it’s cold outside! About 8″ of fresh snow is lying peacefully across my yard and the temperature is 0 degrees! Soup and a few dozen cups of tea are a priority today!
This soup is loaded with the goodness of leeks which have been shown to help improve digestion, combat heart disease, reduce inflammation, and even help fight against cancer.
It comes together rather quickly and is just as good on days 2 and 3 as it is on day 1!
This soup is a spectacular dish and great hot or cold. I am always looking for a reason to eat soup 365 days a year so I try it at both temperatures.
Broccoli is rich in both antioxidants and Vitamin C plus it is a great source of fiber, Vitamin K, iron, and potassium! This creamy version will have you coming back for a second helping!
The chunks of potatoes and crunchy broccoli make this soup super satisfying with no need for bread or crackers.
I have always loved split pea soup and this version adds a few more spices than the normal, somewhat bland, version.
Try serving it with a generous portion of crusty french bread or alongside a kale salad. Green + Green helps keep you healthy!
If you want an even hardier soup, try adding a large, diced potato with the split peas or 1/4 cup pearled barley during the last 25 to 35 minutes of cooking. (You may need to add some additional veggie broth if the soup is too thick.)
Healthy Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.