1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup julienned or chopped carrots
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
YIELD: 8 servings (2 quarts).
1 cup: 260 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 15g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.