FITfare Finds Soup For You!

Fun fact about the FITgals: WE LOVE SOUP!

split_pea_soup_recipe

And there is nothing we crave more when the weather starts to turn colder. Soup can be one of those deceptive diet busters when you get it out at a deli or restaurant (or, worse, in a can): high sodium, cream, or chicken/beef fat ruining what looks to be a very healthy choice. But, when you make it at home, it is easy to make a super nutritious, light, and clean meal.

Best of all, it is usually a one-pot wonder kind of meal!  Here is what I made on Sunday and have been enjoying ever since (notice – there is no oil or butter!):

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

6 cups vegetable broth (use more if you like a thinner soup)

2 cups dried green split peas, rinsed

1 medium chopped onion

1 cup carrots (I used closer to 2 cups)

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp. dried oregano

½ tsp. dried basil

½ tsp cumin 

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large pot, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Add salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes longer. Cool slightly. In small batches, puree soup in a blender or food processor; return to the pot. Heat for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!!! XOXO

FITintheCITY

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