Butternut Squash Soup


Healthy Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

 Fall is here and in full swing! Time for soups and warm delicious meals. Today is November 1st! I can’t believe it! Can you?
Our gardening has almost come to an end for this year. Which is bittersweet! I won’t miss weeding our large garden!  But I will miss grabbing some fresh veggies right from our garden. Now I just go downstairs to our large freezer for all the prepped and frozen garden veggies.  I just have a few herbs and kale that are still doing great. This year, we decided to grow butternut squash. After making this soup I am so thankful we decided to grow them!! I made a Butternut Squash Apple Soup!!! This soup would be an awesome dish to add to your Thanksgiving meal. It was a bit daring the first time I made this soup. We had my Sister in Law, her Boyfriend, and his son over for dinner.  That night I paired this Soup with Elk and Deer Steak grilled on our Treagar, a whole wheat baguette, and a green salad. The soup was a big hit! Even with the kids!! Yay! I was so excited!

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating homegrown vegetables!

I am so enjoying and in love with being able to make meals for my family that we have grown and harvested ourselves. In this dinner, we grew the squash, onions, kale for the salad,  my husband harvested the elk and my son harvested the deer. We typically make our own bone broth but this time I didn’t have any available.

Our goal as a family is to become more and more self-reliant and providing our family healthy and clean food.

Butternut Squash is high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants to name a few.

Nutrition facts about butternut squash

Here are some key points about butternut squash.

  • Butternut squash, or winter squash, is harvested in the fall but it keeps well for several months.
  • It is a good source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants and several other key nutrients.
  • The nutritional content of squash makes it beneficial for digestion, blood pressure, and for healthy skin and hair, among others.
  • Squash can enhance or form the basis of a range of sweet and savory dishes.

Do you grow butternut squash? What is your favorite dish to make with them?

 

Your friend and Coach,

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Thick, creamy, and absolutely fantastic, this Butternut Squash Apple Soup is a great winter warmer and super easy to make!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 people
Author: Kristin McConnell
Ingredients
  • cups  butternut squash peeled and cut into cubes
  • 4-6  cups  bone broth   depending on how thick you like it
  • cup  onion diced
  • 1 tbsp grass fed butter
  • 2 apples  diced
  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 1 tsp  pepper
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel, remove seeds and cube squash

  2. Add all ingredients to a large pot, or dutch oven.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup.
  5. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if necessary.
  6. Enjoy! 

 


About Kristin McConnell

Hi! I’m a Proud Mama 👦🏼👧🏼 Married to my best
friend. I’m a Certified Fitness & 🥗 Nutrition Trainer. Living in Colorado! Helping others live a Happy, Healthy & Strong 💪🏻 www.ihffitclub.com

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