Lemon Split Pea Soup

L is for...lemon

Lemon Split Pea Soup

What sets this Lemon Split Pea Soup apart from a regular one is the vitamin C that will have your body buzzing with happiness. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

You won't believe how lemon can brighten up this rich and delicious split pea soup.

I mean, this soup was delicious all on it's own, but when you add the freshness and nutrition of vitamin C, your body will just buzz with happiness. Vitamin C is great for your bones and teeth, promotes iron absorption, and is a well known anti-oxidant which is good for your heart. On top of that, the split peas in this soup are full of fibre and protein, a very heart healthy food. So have a bowl (or two) and feel all warm and fuzzy inside for so many reasons!

Did I mention it's also SO delicious? And super filling. Plus, no extra salt needed. The lemon is all you need! Serve with an extra wedge for squeezing and enjoy!

Lemon Split Pea Soup



1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 white onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 celery ribs, finely diced
2 carrots, finely diced
3 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
6-8 cups broth
1 big handful spinach, chopped
1 lemon, juiced

 In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil and saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery.

 Add bay leaves and let vegetables cook until soft, about 5-8 minutes.

 Add split peas and broth and bring to a boil.

 Lower to a simmer and cook until peas are total mush. About 1 1/2 hours.

 Turn off heat and add spinach and lemon.

 Serve and be satisfied.

 RELATED: K is for Creamed Kale... Without the Cream!


K is for Creamed Kale... Without the Cream!

"Creamed" Kale even kids will love!

K is for Creamed Kale... Without the Cream!

creamed kale recipe | YummyMummyClub.ca


Hey! I saw you roll your eyes! I know, I know. It's been done. Like, a million times.

But wait! This kale is CREAMED. And so GOOD. If you like creamed spinach (and who doesn't? I mean, cream, butter...yum!), then you'll love this version with kale. It's a little different but a lot delicious.

And this recipe can be made in one pan and comes together in FIVE MINUTES.

Yup. I said five minutes.

Sold? Well, you will be once you give it a try.

So go ahead:

creamed kale

Creamed Kale


1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed, rinsed and cut into ribbons (or small pieces)
1 white onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/2 cup broth (I used vegetable)
1 heaping tbsp arrowroot powder (you can use cornstarch in  pinch but this is better)
4 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper


 Over medium heat, saute onions and garlic until they soften

 In a measuring cup, whisk together broth and arrowroot powder

 Add broth mixture to onions and mix immediately. It will thicken up fast!

 Turn down heat and add goat cheese. stir until combined

 Fold in kale and let wilt slightly.

 Add salt and pepper to taste

And now you have a pan filled with hearty healthy goodness. Enjoy!

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Bumbleberry Chia Jam

This is my Kind of Jam!

Bumbleberry Chia Jam

This Bumbleberry Chia Jam has no refined sugar or pectin in it. It's the easiest treat you'll ever make! | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Did you make a “no-refined sugar” resolution? Good for you! Sugar can be a hard craving to beat, and you’re on the right track. Just remember balance. If you cut too many things out of your diet, the chances you will binge on the sweet stuff increase.

I bet you’re missing jam. I know why-it’s super yummy on toast or with peanut butter for lunch! But jam is typically full of refined sugar. Don’t worry-I’ve got a recipe so you can welcome jam back into your healthy lifestyle with open arms, no guilt…and no refined sugar!

P.S. This jam couldn’t be easier. And that’s my jam…if you know what I mean.

Bumbleberry Chia Jam



1/2 cup frozen berry blend (will be 1 cup frozen, 1/2 cup thawed)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp honey


 Let berries thaw for a few hours until room temperature.

 Once thawed, mash with a fork until the jam is the consistency you like.

 Add the chia seeds and honey (a little more if you like it sweeter) and mash a bit more. Stir it around, make sure it’s all combined really well.

 Let it sit for an hour.

 Rejoice! And let your toast be happy once again because jam.

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