Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Boost your protein and fibre with yellow split pea soup

Yellow split pea soup in a blue bowl with bread slices on the side

Add some yellow in your soup!

In the last 3 months of pregnancy you will need to boost the protein in your food to keep up with your baby’s growth. Adding dried peas in soups is a great way to go especially if you are feeling sick of meat. It is also a way of adding fibre that tastes good!

Here is an easy recipe to try. You can change the recipe to use any bean you like.

This is what you need:

All ingredients chopped and displayed on wooden cutting board

  • Canola oil, 1tbsp
  • Onion, 1 chopped
  • Carrots, 2 chopped
  • Celery stalks, 2 chopped
  • Dry yellow split peas, 2 cups
  • Dried thyme, ½ tsp
  • Reduced sodium vegetable broth,
    6 cups
  • Pepper, ½ tsp


Putting it all together 

  1. soup simmering in potIn a large pot, heat oil over medium heat,
    add onions, carrots and celery and cook until softened.
  2. Add the split peas, thyme and stock.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer for 1 hour until the peas are tender.
  4. Add pepper, or other seasoning to taste. Add more water if the soup is too thick.


And it’s ready to eat!

This recipe makes 8 cups. I love this soup with some cheese and a slice of my favourite bread:  it is perfect for a cold winter day.

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Nutrition information

Per cup (250ml) 210 calories, 2,5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 6 g sugar, 15 g protein, 80% DV vitamin A, 8% DV vitamin C, 6% DV calcium, 15% DV iron.

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