I was that weird kid who loved split pea soup as a kid! I practically lived on it in college because a dollar bag of split peas could get me through a week of dinners. Now there’s a little more variety in my diet (haha) but I still love me a steaming bowl of this stuff.
It is ridiculously easy and packed with fiber and plant-based protein plus even more protein if you decide to include ham.
This recipe is obviously for a crock pot but you can also cook it in a pot on the stove if that’s better for you! Just bring everything to a boil and then simmer on low heat until the split peas are soft.
Either way you make it, it’s a great make-ahead meal and freezes well!
- This recipe has 6 servings.
- Per serving (not including ham), this recipe packs 50 g of carbs, 19g of protein, and 1 g of fat, and 20 g of fiber
- Pre-workout: have at least 2 hours before your session to give you enough time to digest. Add extra carbs or have a pre-session carb snack if possible.
- Post-workout: ideally this recipe would have 10-30 extra grams of carbs for a 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. Have post-workout meal within 1-2 hours of your session.
- 1 lb of split peas
- 6 cups water
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1-2 cups of diced ham (and/or a ham bone)
- Optional: Parmesan cheese to sprinkle
- Put everything except Parmesan cheese in a crock pot
- Cook on high for at least 4 hours
Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.
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