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Velvet Pea Soup with Croutons and Crispy Bacon

Velvet Pea Soup with Croutons and Crispy Bacon

Method

  • Rinse the peas with cold water until it stops releasing color and strain. Set aside until needed.
  • Place a large pot over heat. Add the bacon. Cook until it is crispy and releases all of its fat.
  •  Add the onion to the pan and sauté with the bacon for about 2 minutes, until it softens.You do not want it to turn golden.
  • Add the thyme, peas and potatoes. Stir and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water and bouillon cube. Bring to a boil and then lower heat. Cover and let it simmer for ½ an hour. Remove the foam when necessary.

For the croutons:

  • Drizzle some olive oil onto the cubes of bread and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the bread in a pan along with some garlic and thyme.
  • After about 3 minutes, add some butter. Remove from pan when they turn golden.

To serve:

  • Puree the soup in a blender in batches.
  • Season to taste. Serve in bowls with croutons, crisp bacon pieces and top with 1 tablespoon of yogurt! 

 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

360
Calories (kcal)
18 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

13.4
Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.1
Saturated Fat (g)
20 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

37.6
Total Carbs (g)
14 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

10.0
Sugars (g)
11 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

18.0
Protein (g)
36 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

8.9
Fibre (g)
36 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.9
Sodium (g)
31 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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