For as long as I can remember, two things immediately come to mind when I hear "Pea Soup". The first being "Peeea Sooooup" from The Rescuers Down Under and the second, this overwhelming feeling that pea soup is going to be gross. In my effort to provide myself with nutritious and easy lunches, I came across a split pea soup recipe in my new Weight Watchers cookbook, the first few times I glossed over it, but then I caught myself wondering why I thought split pea soup sounded so unappetizing. I have never tried it, in fact I didn't even know what split peas were or if they were the same as regular peas. Turns out split peas are classified as legumes and peas are vegetables. Split peas are starchier and have been dried, but it seems that they come from the same plant. Anyone who knows otherwise is welcome to correct me in the comments section for this post. So I bravely made my pea soup and hoped that I was going to like it because it made eight- 1 Cup servings. After soaking my peas for an hour and letting my soup simmer for another hour (turns out it takes a loooong time to cook split peas) I successfully completed my soup and was ready to try it.
It must have been a soupy kind of day because I also made some sweet potato soup to go with dinner for the week. I figured it would make a good side dish to go with most of our meals. This is about the time Matt decided he wasn't too big on soup and told me he didn't really like soup much. Talk about timing! Now I have 16 servings of soup and only me and Chloe who will eat it! So I did the only logical thing, I froze half of each soup for later!
All in all I would call it a success! Let me know your favorite healthy soups!