Split green peas are cheap to buy and have an extremely low GI of 22. Cook them up in stock with a few veggies and spices and you have a very hearty, energy boosting soup the whole family can enjoy. Pea soup is usually cooked in with a ham bone but this can make the soup too salty. Using smoked paprika helps to replicate the flavour without diminishing the health value.
Make sure to use a fresh vegetable stock, homemade or from the deli. Packet stocks are usually full of unnecessary preservatives and artificial flavours.