Autumn is here, and what better way to celebrate and up the cozy factor than good food!?
Healthy skin not only relies on nourishing skincare, but a wholesome and balanced diet as well. We become what we eat, and our skin thrives off of meals packed with nutrients.
Butternut Squash is the highlight of this dish, which is closely related to the pumpkin. It actually has a very similar scent to the pumpkin when cut open.
A key component in Butternut Squash is its high beta-carotene content, which is a rich source of vitamin A, a crucial vitamin for skin health and hair growth. Antioxidants are also abundant in this autumnal squash, great for keeping the immune system strong.
Autumnal Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
- 1 pound Butternut Squash
- 1 cup Carrots
- 2 medium Potatoes
- 1/2 Onion
- 4 cloves Garlic
- Garbanzo Beans
- Lima Beans
- 32 oz Vegetable Stock
- Black Pepper
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- Fresh Sage
- Dash of Salt
- Peel and chop the Butternut Squash (remove seeds inside), Carrots, and Potatoes into thick cubes, set aside in a bowl. Dice the Onion into small cubes and mince the Garlic.
- Heat the Olive Oil in a big pot that will contain the entire soup and sauté the Onion and Garlic for about 2 minutes.
- Add the entire amount of Vegetable Stock, allow it to start boiling and add in the Butternut Squash, Carrots, and Potatoes. Add in freshly rinsed Garbanzo Beans and Lima Beans, and a few dashes of Pepper, to your liking.
- Cover the soup with a lid, set to medium heat, and allow to cook for about 40 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Once the soup is nearly done, you can mash a portion of it with a large spoon to thicken up the broth.
- Top off with a sprig of fresh Sage from the garden, a dash of salt, and you have yourself a warm, comforting, filling and healthy autumn meal.
Butternut Squash is packed with health benefits for the skin, and so versatile! Use this squash sautéed with other vegetables as a side dish or bake into a sweet dish with cinnamon and nutmeg. The possibilities are endless, and incorporating healthy foods into our diet can be simple and fun, especially when it comes to comfort food!
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