The first week of this month was National Split Pea Week. Split peas are considered a legume, just like chickpeas, lentils, and beans. What I love about legumes is that they are so nutritious and affordable, especially if you buy them dry. Split peas are among the quickest cooking dry legumes. The health benefits of split peas are many, including:
One easy way to enjoy split peas is by making a split-pea soup, and you can make this delicious AND healthy AND vegan-friendly by omitting the ham. Try my slow cooker recipe; this is awesome for those busy week nights. Come home to a delicious, warming soup and it only takes about 15 minutes to throw together in the morning!
Kelly’s Powerhouse Slow Cooker Split-Pea Soup
Put all ingredients in a slow cooker. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Discard bay leaves before eating!