Eat to Live: Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup

Eat to Live Split Pea and Sweet Potato Soup No Oil High Fiber Non Fat RecipeThis isn’t my first ride at the Nutritarian rodeo–last year I completed the 6 week plan and lost over 21 pounds–now, I’m back for more and ready to reach my ideal weight!  In his new book, “The End of Dieting,” Dr. Fuhrman simplifies the nutritarian diet style: salad and soup!  Enter, this Nutritarian Split Pea Soup recipe.  All I need on any given day (when it’s 2 PM and the kid’s leftover mac n’ cheese is calling my name) is just enough time to throw a salad together and microwave a bowl of soup!  Full recipe at the end of the post.

Nutritarian Eat to Live recipe Split Pea soup MyMommaToldMe.comI love Trader Joe’s Mirepoix as the absolute perfect soup starter!  As you can see, all the ingredients in this soup are whole foods, packed with fiber and phytochemicals–no ham bones in sight!

Saute your veggies in vegetable stock instead of oil Nutritarian Split Pea Soup recipe MyMommaToldMe.comCut out the oil you would normally use when making a soup base–you really don’t need miss it at all!  I sauteed all the diced veggies in veggie stock for about 10 minutes before I added in the split peas.



  • 2 1/2 cups dry split peas
  • 1 Trader Joe’s Mirepoix
  • 1 carton vegetable stock
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • water
  • pepper
  • garlic powder


  1. Saute all your veggies (except the red peppers) in vegetable stock for about 10-12 minutes or until just getting soft.  Add red bell peppers and saute for another 2 minutes.  Add garlic powder and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the 2 1/2 split peas to the softened veggies.  Cover with water and lower heat to medium low and cook covered for about 40 minutes or until peas are tender.  Check and stir every 10 minutes.

This would also be a great slow cooker recipe (I’m really considering getting one–I’ve been influenced by Pinterest)!  Check out what I ate with this delicious soup here!


Meet Kristen | Hello Nutritarian

Hi, I’m Kristen! I adopted a nutritarian lifestyle over four years ago and have been sharing my experiences ever since. I’ve found that a successful life stems from eating to live and it’s my mission to make this lifestyle doable for everyone who’s ready to end their issues with troubled eating, weight gain and food-related disease! If you make one of my recipes make sure to tag @hellonutritarian on Instagram or Facebook so I can show you some love!

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  1. Ins

    Split peas does not cook well in a slow cooker, it tends to boil over and you have to be stir and add water often. I love split peas soup though, thanks for sharing the recipe.

      1. Patty

        I just made this in the crockpot and it turned out great! I threw all the ingredients into the crockpot raw and added about 6 cups of water. To that I added 3 T No salt Mrs Dash and 3 t sp minced garlic. Yummo!

        1. Kristen

          Hi Patty!

          WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing that this recipe works in the crock pot–I just love it!! Makes it loads easier!!!

          Thank you again!

          xo, Kristen

  2. Heidi

    HI Kristen,

    I am going to make this soup tonight. I’m really looking forward to it,
    Could you confirm what size of carton is needed for the veggie stock. I have a 900ml one.
    Also, how many services does the recipe make? I would like to portion it out correctly.
    Many thanks and I love your website 🙂

  3. AffableKitsune

    I don’t have a Traders Joe near me. Can you give me an estimate of how much mierpiox is in in? Like how much carrots, onions, and celery of each is in there do you think? Thanks!

  4. Lynne

    I made this tonight and it’s delicious. I added smoked paprika and smoked chile to try to replicate the smokiness of the ham I would have used in the past and it was a good addition.

    Great site….thank you for all the wonderful information!

  5. Marie

    So you said Check out what I ate with this delicious soup here! but nothing comes up when I click on it!
    What did you eat with it???

  6. Samantha C.

    Hello, any suggestion on how many servings this makes? It’s just me and my husband but I want to be able to have leftovers! 🙂

    1. Kristen

      Hi Samantha!

      So sorry, I’m not sure how much it makes, but I do know that I have leftovers! Next time I make a batch I’ll update the recipe!

      Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!

      xo, Kristen

  7. Ann

    I wasn’t sure if I’d like the sweet potatoes in this but this soup is awesome! Very tasty and just the thing for a cold autumn evening.

    1. Kristen

      Hi Ann!

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear you liked this recipe–makes me so happy to share good food!

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment too!

      xo, Kristen

  8. John

    Hi, Kristen.
    Your recipe just mentions adding the dry split peas — without cooking them or soaking them overnight first? Are you assuming some prep with these? Thank you!

  9. Shawna | That's Called Life

    I wasn’t sure I, or either of my two girls who are under 5, would like this when I made it. I was soo wrong, though. This is probably one of the best soups I’ve ever had. I never really liked split peas til I had this soup, though I also didn’t really know what to do with them either. My toddler also loves this soup, it has to be strained a little for her, but it’s actually one of her favorite foods now.
    Thank you soo much for sharing this recipe!!



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