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.
- 2 cups split peas (soaked overnight in water to reduce phytic acid)
- 8 cups homemade chicken broth or you can buy this brand
- 4 strips of pastured bacon
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 carrots, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- 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.
- If you’d like a less thick soup, add more bone brother or able 1/2 cup less peas. I like it thick!