Whether you are eating for one or have a family of four getting back in the kitchen can be simple, savory, nutritious, and incredibly edible!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Savory Butternut Squash Soup--Perfect for the Holidays!
Creamy soups don't always require cream to give them that velvety texture. My favorite fall squash is butternut. Butternut squashes are packed with beta-carotene, fiber, and has only 80 Calories per cup! This soup makes for a great addition to any potluck or as a starter for your next dinner party! I always enjoy it for lunch the next day!
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 stalk Celery, chopped
2 bags Frozen Butternut Squash
1 box Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1/4—1/2tsp Dried Sage
1—2Tbsp Butter, unsalted
Sea Salt to taste
In a stock pot, sauté onion and celery in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add butternut squash and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with sage and add chicken broth. Bring soup to a boil and then drop to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Blend with a blending stick or in a blender. Stir in butter to the soup and season with salt.
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!