The one veggie my grandsons will eat, consistently, is broccoli. They don’t particularly like broccoli slaw, due to the texture. I found that by pulsing it in the food processor makes all the difference. This recipe comes together in literally 5 minutes and stays in the refrigerator for a few days.
Also, I paired it with an Ina Garten recipe passed on from my sweet niece. I did a little tweaking with the original but for the most part, it is all Ina!
The first recipe is for the broccoli slaw and the second for the Cous-Cous Salad.
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.
As I have said before, soup should be a food group…especially during the winter!
This hardy minestrone is super-healthy. You can opt to make it with or without the pasta. Also, you can experiment with using other beans other than the ones listed in this recipe.
I would recommend doubling the recipe and freezing the extra in some large-sized Ball jars. These are on sale usually every-other-week at Hobby Lobby!