1 meaty ham bone
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
Combine the first 10 ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker or crock pot. Add enough water to bring mixture to about 1-inch from the top.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low 5 to 8 hours until veggies are tender.
Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.
Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: Calories 261, Total Fat 3 g, Carbs 39 g, Protein 21 g