Cozy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

The Fall has arrived with its vibrant colors and cooler temperatures. There's never been a better time to indulge in a delicious and healthy Butternut Squash Soup.  Comforting, creamy, and cozy with a slice of fresh wheat bread on the side!

Do you want to improve your vision? 

Have more energy and feel more hormonal balance?

Grab an amazing immune booster?

Then this is the recipe for you.

This tasty bowl is full of beta-carotene, Vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin – all of these benefit our eyes/vision.  The B-vitamins, B2, B6, and B9 are important for cell renewal and energy, as well as stabilizing mood (PMS anyone?) and hormonal balance.  Plus, the Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, and Potassium contained in this fantastic veggie boost the immune system (much needed right now!) and help with hair, nails, and bone.

Some studies have shown that the fiber in butternut squash may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer as well as help with bone loss during menopause.

Head to the market for the ingredients and then savor in the chopping, peeling, and blending of the squash with all of the other flavorful ingredients!

Butternut Squash Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 medium butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste



Step 1
Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes, and squash for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

Step 2

Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. 

Garnish with some fresh rosemary from the garden!
Here are some herbs from my own garden - so amazingly fragrant and fun to grow.


Dr. Diana

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