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The leaves will be changing soon, the air is cool, and fall is almost upon us! Now is the perfect time to start planning for warm and hearty dishes to fill you up.
During Fall, you really can never go wrong with butternut squash. It goes well with everything and is a very healthy carb to have in your diet. Squash pairs perfectly with seasonings and a lot of other vegetables too. And it’s the ideal star for your soup.
Butternut Squash is packed with vital nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E. These are important for immune function, vision health, and bone health. Add in the high levels of magnesium and potassium, and you’ve got one nutrient-rich food.
Another nutritious star of this dish is the kale. Kale is a powerful leafy green with antioxidant properties and lots of vitamins. The vitamins and nutrients found in kale can promote heart health, lower blood pressure, and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Smooth or Chunky
The texture of this dish is all up to you. If you’re looking for a smooth consistency, try using an immersion blender for this. If you don’t have an immersion blender, just use a regular blender instead. But you need to let the recipe cool for one hour before you puree it in the blender.
Get creative with ways to spice up this soup! Try adding your favorite spice combo to it. I would suggest adding ginger or nutmeg for some sweeter undertones to your soup. Also, thyme and rosemary would be a delicious addition.
I like topping this dish with pumpkin seeds which add great texture to the recipe, along with many health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are high in potassium, vitamin B2, and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals help regulate blood sugar levels and promote healthy bones.
Also, try adding other toppings when you serve it. Green onion, cilantro, or basil are a few options. Avocado or shredded cheese would be great to sprinkle on top as well.
If you want to add a source of protein into the soup, try adding in cooked and cut up chicken or tofu after the soup is done.
Store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Or for later use, stick leftovers in the freezer for up to a month.
This recipe is ideal for meal planning because meal prep is simple. Plus, it’s the perfect solution for a no-fuss meal you can quickly get on the dinner table.
The soup also makes a great lunch to bring to work. Simply store it in a thermos or a spill-proof container you can pop in the microwave to reheat.
Get the Gear
Make sure you have a quality crockpot to cook the soup. My favorite is the Instant Pot that doubles as a slow cooker.
If you prefer a smoother texture, here’s an immersion blender I recommend.
Serve this dish like a pro chef with these beautiful serving bowls.
Butternut Squash Harvest Bowl
Get ready for fall with a bowl of hearty and delicious squash soup. Made with healthy fall ingredients like kale and butternut squash, it’s perfect for a seasonal dinner or fast meal on the go!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Servings: 4 – 6 servings