You may have passed the split peas on the Supermarket shelves and had no idea what they were. You may pass them by because you have no idea what to do with them. Well take a second look because split peas are super charged. High in fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and low in fat they are a delicious lunch time choice (you are throw into a flask).
Split pea soup is an easy recipe as the prep and cooking take little supervision and work.
Green Spit Peas
2 vegetable stock cubes (I like Kallo organic)
Tip 250g of the dried split peas into a colander and rinse. Leave soaking covered in cold water over night.
The following day fry an onion in oil (we like coconut for the flavour) Once softened add two pints of water and two vegetable stock cubes. Dissolve before adding the split peas.
Simmer for 1 hour. Blend if you wish and enjoy.
So what's all the fuss about spit peas?
Weight management - Split peas are high in fibre helping you feel fuller for longer after lunch.
Heart Health - Split peas reduce plaque in blood vessels and the potassium helps reduce blood pressure.
The high soluble fibre helps to lower cholesterol.
Is flavones in split peas help reduce the risk of cancer (particularly breast and prostate)
Tryptophan helps your body produce serotonin that improves sleep and mood.
The high soluble fibre is recommended for IBS sufferers.
Split peas are a low GI food, great for sustained energy and regulating blood sugar levels.