Squash soup to warm up this winter

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Today I would like to share one of my family’s new fav recipes – squash soup
It is almost winter now – the time when most of us feel pretty cold and measurable. As for me my body is killing me right now. The only thing it wants is to sleep and eat comfort foods. But no matter how down you feel this time of the year you cannot allow lack of energy and growing appetite to mess your body shape and eating habits. So here is the solution: don’t just munch on empty calories on the coach under warm blanket, instead choose meals which are high in vitamins and low in saturates and simple carbs, but still super delish. Squash soup is exactly one of these fantastic meal deals! This simple and super tasty soup will make you feel fool, warm and completely happy. Well at least that what it does for my family. This is my mum’s recipe and she gave me her official permission to share it.

Squash soup – ingredients

Squash soup 2

To make 3-4 large bowls of soup:

1 medium squash
2 red peppers
1 medium onion
2 turnips (could be replaced with carrots)
1 litre of vegetable stock
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp greek yoghurt or sour cream (optional)

Peel squash, turnips and onion. Cut them into small chunks. Deseed the peppers and slice them. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Oil the baking tray and put squash, turnips, peppers and onions on the tray. Roast the veggies for 40-45 minutes. Place the roasted vegetables into large sauce pan, add the stock and bring to boil. Once boiling add salt and the rest of the seasoning and boil on low heat for another 5 min. Then blend the mixture in the food processor and your soup is ready to serve!
To make the texture of the soup creamier, add a table spoon of greek style yogurt or sour cream per bowl of soup. Serve the soup while hot.

I guess there is no need to say that this squash soup is not only absolutely tasty and very warming, but it is also low in calories and contains virtually zero saturated fat. It is full of dietary fiber plus you still get some vitamins and minerals from the veggies. So enjoy and keep warm this winter!



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