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Butternut Squash Soup… so good!

Last night was the first night I was feeling a little chilly. Yes, I finally needed a jacket. YEAY! Winter is coming. So, I am in the mood for some butternut squash soup. I went to Sprouts yesterday, and the butternut squash were on sale for $ .88 a pound! I got a big one for only $1.27. AWESOME! Butternut squash is so sweet and healthy or you.

Amazing Veggie

A cup of cubed butternut squash provides approximately 60 calories, 16 g of carbohydrates and 3 g of fiber. It also supplies almost 300 percent of your daily value of vitamin A, 50 percent of vitamin C, 7 percent of calcium and 5 percent of iron.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/111690-butternut-squash-nutrition/#ixzz28RDAvhqy

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper (to taste). Serve.

Serves 6

Calories: 125

Total Fat: 5 grams

Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Total carbohydrates: 19 grams

Sugar: 4 grams

Fiber: 3.5 grams

Cholesterol: 10 milligrams

Sodium: 1044 milligrams (to taste, and if you get low sodium chicken stock it will be less)

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Soup… so good!

  1. Sounds amazing!!!!

    Posted by theewholeyou | October 23, 2012, 10:54 pm

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