Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone
This hearty, stick to your ribs Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone was introduced in New England during the 19th Century by French Canadian mill workers. It is nutritious, hearty and economical. Like all soups, they improve with age, particularly split pea soup. It gets thicker and creamier with each day.
This incredibly tasty soup includes veggies such as celery and carrots and is mildly flavoured with the smokiness of ham, thyme and bay leaf. What I love about this soup is, you can serve it as a starter or as an entrée.
And for the best part, this wholesome pea soup is lower in calories than most hearty soups
Split peas, are they low in carbs?
Split peas are healthy, high-fibre food and are not shy of protein. Also, they offer significant levels of iron, zinc and phosphorus. This small bright green legume also offers significant anti-inflammatory properties
What about carbs? Let’s compare split peas with other legumes
- 1 cup of cooked split peas has 16 grams of net carbs
- 1 cup of cooked lentils has 24 grams of net carbs
- 1 cup of cooked black beans has 26 grams of net carbs
- 1 cup of cooked kidney beans has 27 grams of net carbs
- 1 cup of cooked pinto beans has 30 grams of net carbs
- 1 cup of cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) has 33 grams of net carbs
As you can see split peas are the lowest in net carbs. So if you are following a low carb diet you can include split peas in moderation.
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