I am a food network junkie..
I do not partake in those Jersey shore kids' craziness..
or roses from the bachelor..
but if there is a food competition on..
I am there..
(chopped.. you are my love!)
So as any loyal follower should do..
I started getting the food network magazine..
This last edition revamped
some dishes to be a little bit lighter...
and I just loved this one...
for Split Pea Soup...
especially with a little tweaking..
All I changed was that I didn't bother
tying up the parsley stems..
with the thyme..
(because I forgot to buy thyme!
and all my string is colored..
anyone see Bridget Jones?!?)
so I just threw in some parsley..
and I didn't have a turkey leg..
I am a little weird about meat on bones..
strange I know..
so I just cut up about 5 pieces of turkey bacon
and let it cook with the soup..
and it was delish..
I also cooked some turkey bacon to put on top,
and added a little bit of cheddar cheese..
And it's pretty close to 400 calories..
so that keeps the new year resolution demons far away!