I have been craving comforting, savory foods in the morning. This is odd considering I have typically been a fan of syrupy waffles, sweet oatmeal, or sweet yogurt bowls. It may seem strange, but I have been enjoying this creamy, delicate butternut squash soup for breakfast several mornings as of late.
The soup is filling but still light, and provides protein and fiber to keep the belly satisfied. You can also bring it to work or class in tupperware. I recommend the Alladin bowls or Contigo mugs, they keep food hot for up to 3 hours!
Recipe: Makes ~4 large servings
- 1 butter nut squash
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 3 cups 1 percent milk
- 1 1/2 chicken broth
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp salt little under
- walnuts, to garnish
- optional: few drops black walnut extract
Directions – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roast the squash for 45 minutes to an hour, until soft. While the squash is roasting, melt the butter in a large pan on the stove. Add the onions and cook on medium low heat until caramelized. Towards the end, add the garlic and let lightly brown. When the squash is done, scoop out the seeds. Place in a blender (you may need to do this in two steps) with the milk and broth. Blend until smooth. Pour the squash soup into the pan with the onions and garlic. Add the salt and pepper and optional walnut extract if desired. Alternatively, you can also grind up some walnuts and throw them in the soup. Bring to a light boil and reduce the heat. Cook until thickened to your preference. Serve topped with some chopped walnuts. Enjoy!
Butternut squash * a great source of Vitamin C, A, potassium, manganese, and folate. It is also very high in fiber and water content!
Walnuts * a fabulous source of 0mega 3 fatty acids. Walnuts have been found to decrease LDL cholesterol, decrease inflammation, improve endothelial cell function, and decrease risk of excessive blood clotting, all of which decrease heart disease risk. They may also help reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms and decrease tummy fat. They are rich in antioxidants and may help protect against some cancers.
Coming up soon I have a product review that I am actually REALLY excited about: P28 protein bagels and bread!
Have a lovely Tuesday, yall. Remember to stay positive. 🙂