I’ve been trying to incorporate more fiber into my diet because I know I’m generally not eating enough of it. Which is basically why I’ve been binge eating this fiber-rich split pea soup, it’s soooo good. And split peas are one of the most fiber-rich foods, with one cup equaling about 16.3 grams of it.

Fiber keeps you regular and improve overall gut health, but be careful about which forms of fiber you’re eating. People love to recommend wheat, corn, cereal and other grains for fiber, but these forms are fiber are actually very difficult on the digestive tract. When it comes to fiber, stick to vegetables – not grains. Vegetables are healthier, more nutrient and antioxidant dense and just taste better. Split pea soup > bread.

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Split Pea Soup

Dani
I’ve been trying to incorporate more fiber into my diet because I know I’m generally not eating enough of it. Which is basically why I’ve been binge eating this fiber-rich split pea soup, it’s soooo good. And split peas are one of the most fiber-rich foods, with one cup equaling about 16.3 grams of it.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course main
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 539 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups split peas (soaked overnight in water to reduce phytic acid
  • 8 cups homemade chicken broth you can buy this brand
  • 4 strips pastured bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Drain the split peas and set aside. Cook the bacon until crispy, then drain. Add the butter and carrots, onion and celery. 
  • Cook until they’re soft, then add the peas, crumbled bacon, garlic, and bone broth. Simmer on low, covered, for about an hour and a half. 

Notes

If you’d like a less thick soup, add more bone broth or able 1/2 cup fewer peas. I like it thick!

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 30gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 1988mgPotassium: 1659mgFiber: 27gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 8100IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 5.7mg
Keyword easy pea soup, homemade pea soup, paleo pea soup
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