A simple and healthy recipe that is full of health benefits. It is also great for babies starting on solids and toddlers. My son has been eating split peas since he was about 10 months old. Once cooked, split peas are soft and easy for babies to eat.You don’t need to even blend them to make your baby food.
Health Benefits of Eating Split Peas
People who eat legumes regularly may have less risk of getting diabetes because it helps regulate your blood sugar. Split peas have a low glycemic index, which means they do not cause rapid spikes in your blood sugar.
Split peas are a good source of protein without excess fat and calories. They are a great source of fiber too! Green split peas have 16.1 grams of dietary fiber per serving. They also contain essential minerals. A 100-gram serving of cooked split peas meets 10 percent of the DV for the major minerals phosphorus and potassium and 20 percent of the DV for the trace mineral manganese.
Green split peas are a fantastic source of thiamin, or vitamin B1. Thiamin aids in energy metabolism or helping convert the foods you eat into usable energy for your cells and supporting healthy immune system function. This vitamin supports cardiovascular health, is needed to form red blood cells and DNA, and enhances the immune system.
Split Peas with Carrots
I always try to incorporate vegetables to my dishes. This time I cooked the split peas with carrots. You can try it also with squash, yams, onion, sweet potato, or any other vegetable you like. I also like to cook with broth because I think it enhances the flavor, but you can use water. You can also saute some chopped onions and garlic and then add the split peas.
- 2 cups Organic Green Split Peas (you don't need to soak in water before)
- 4 cups broth (you can use vegetable or chicken broth. I used Pacific Organic Vegetable Broth)
- 2-3 carrots chopped
- 1 teaspoon Organic Coconut Oil (or the oil you normally use for cooking)
- Salt and pepper to taste ( I recommend using Celtic Sea Salt)
- In a medium size pan put split peas and carrots. Add a little bit of salt (the broth already has some salt so you don’t need that much) and the coconut oil.
- Add the broth and bring it to a boil. Turn heat to low-medium and let it cook covered for about 40 minutes.
- If you want your veggies to be less cooked, add them 15 minutes before the split peas are done. Ready! Simple recipe using only a few fresh ingredients. This is the key to eating healthy and nurturing your body! Also good to freeze.