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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Getting Your Vegetables with Easy Black Eyed Pea Soup



Black eyed pea vegetable soup is low in fat and chuck full of vitamins. This is an easy recipe to make requiring only a smidgen of your time. The benefit of the food is that it is 100% made from healthy ingredients that will further your fitness goals. Ensuring that you eat healthy in addition to working out is more than half the battle. 

According to a recent study printed in the British Medical Journal of 65,000 participants that a 7-10 servings of vegetables a day can reduce your risk of stroke by 25%, heart disease by 31%, and risk of death by 42% (1). This recipe can easily clear 7 servings without feeling over full. A serving is ¾ cups while a bowl could be as much as 2.5 cups of soup.

 Soups such as these come with additional benefits such as 150 calories a bowl with .1g of fat making it extremely beneficial overall. Most of us have busy lives but soups help cut down on preparation. Most soups are generally easy to make and once you have the majority of base ingredients it becomes cost effective. Cost and health should be two major concerns on your food budget.

Ingredients:

-4 15.8 oz Cans Black Eyed Peas
-1 cup mushrooms chopped
-2 16 oz cans diced tomatoes.
-2-4 cups vegetable broth (depends on if you want soup or stew).
4-cellary stalks diced.
1-large onion chopped.
-2 garlic cloves
-salt and pepper.
-1 cup brown rice

Directions:

Bring to a boil for five minutes
Reduce heat to simmer
For tender vegetables simmer for 40-50 minutes

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