Pea and Mint Soup

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

This pea and mint soup is another recipe I’ve based on the low cost healthy recipe theme I was asked to talk about at one of our healthy eating talks at my work recently.

To see other such low cost healthy recipes, type “low cost” into the search function.

This soup is great to make in bulk to freeze for future quick healthy lunches.

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

The fresh mint adds such as clean taste to this excellent, simple lunch time staple.

Have you checked out my other soup recipes as other healthy options for lunchtime?

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

Why There’s More To This Pea And Mint Soup

You may not think this soup recipe is a particularly inspiring or interesting recipe.

But did you know that peas have twice the protein of most vegetables?

Not only that they’re are also full of nutrients, their insoluble fibre aids digestion and is another step to helping to lower cholesterol.

Mint is good for the skin, is a great source of manganese, copper and vitamin C and is also attributed to helping to decrease the risk of colon cancer.

So mint isn’t just something to flavour this pea soup with!

You can easily adapt this soup recipe by adding little bits of any leftover gammon, making it a pea and ham soup!

Other Happenings

So, what else has been happening?

Well, Lynne made it up her first Munro, Ben Lomond, on Saturday.

We had absolutely perfect hill walking weather conditions and it was just a perfect day. She might not tell you the same though as she spent all of Sunday barely able to walk!

I took lots of photographs on Saturday but I’m still finishing off editing the ones from our recent trip to Las Vegas.

Plus we’ve got a week away on holiday next week in Wales so it’s likely the best of these photos will be posted after that. And there’s the garden fence needing painted before the winter frost comes on…etc. etc. lol 😛

You know, there’s a plethora of information out there about food and nutrition.

I read many sites and some of the information out there, it’s unbelievable what some people write (and believe)!

Miracle diets, miracle cures, so many false claims. The bottom line is that only a good nutritious diet accompanied with a reasonable exercise / activity routine works in the long term and as a sustainable way to promote and facilitate a healthy lifestyle.

You can read all about how you can simplify everything in your life, and follow the right kind of diet in the 80/20 rule section.

I’m currently working on a further addition to my healthy living section regarding diets and the myths and facts surrounding them.

Hopefully that can help to dispel some of the myths that are out there.

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Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!
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Pea and Mint Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

Course: Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 650 g frozen peas
  • 20 g mint leaves , stalks removed
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning
Instructions
  1. Spray the bottom of a saucepan with the low calorie spray 5 times. Turn the heat on high underneath, then when the spray begins to bubble turn the heat down to medium.
  2. Add the onion to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft. Stirring constantly and adding drops of hot water if the onions begin to stick to the pan.
  3. Add the frozen peas, mint leaves and vegetable stock.
  4. Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down the heat to allow the soup to simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the peas are fully cooked.
  5. Blitz the soup in a blender / food processor until pureed.
  6. Return to the pan and then season to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Pea and Mint Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Cholesterol 0.5mg 0%
Sodium 218.2mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26.9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g 34%
Sugars 10g
Protein 9.3g 19%
Vitamin A 71%
Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 7%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pea and mint soup is cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a great lunchtime staple it’s really easy to make and its delicious and creamy!

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This Pea and Mint Soup is delicious, creamy and exceptionally easy to make. It's made from frozen peas therefore it's low cost and great to make in bulk to freeze for future quick healthy meals. The fresh mint here also adds such as clean taste to this excellent, simple lunch time staple.

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