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Butternut Squash Soup: An Easy Guilt-Free Treat

17 Dec

One of my all time favorite things to eat in the fall and winter months is butternut squash soup. The best part is that there are hardly any ingredients and it’s super healthy!

butternut

 

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 2-pound butternut squash, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 2 cups (about) canned low-salt chicken broth
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • Nonfat sour cream (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives or green onions (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Place squash cut side down in prepared dish. Pierce each squash half several times with toothpick or skewer. Bake until squash is tender, about 45 minutes.

Using large spoon, scrape squash into processor; discard peel. Add 1 1/2 cups broth and nutmeg and puree until smooth. Transfer puree to heavy large saucepan. Mix in milk and enough broth to thin to desired consistency. Stir soup over medium heat until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with dollop of sour cream and chives, if desired.

(Personal Flair: Bake some thyme & sage croutons)

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 24 1/4-inch-thick baguette bread slices
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage

Preheat broiler. Butter 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange bread, buttered side up, on baking sheet. Broil until golden, about 1 minute. Turn over. Sprinkle cheese, then thyme and sage all over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until cheese melts, about 1 minute.Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with croutons and serve.

From: Epicurious

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Apple & Almond Butter Bagel

19 Aug

This apple and almond butter bagel is super easy. All you need is some almond butter (I like to use Justin’s maple almond butter), a sliced apple, and a bagel (for this I used a whole grain bagel flat). Simply spread the almond butter on both halves of the bagel and arrange the apples. This is great for anyone looking for a healthy, balanced breakfast or lunch! Yumm.

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