Who’s excited to kickstart their health this New Year? I know I am, that’s why I’m featuring a week of awesome gluten-free soup recipes to start off 2017 (plus January is National Soup Month too)!
Gluten-free soups – especially the butternut squash soup recipe I’m about to share – are good for you in so many ways.
For starters, they are super healthy because they are filled with warming broths, delicious vegetables and whole grains that flood your body with goodness without making your digestive system work in overtime to chew and digest your food.
Gluten-free soups are also so easy to make. You put the soup in a pot, allow it to simmer for an hour or so, and then you can eat the soup right then and there as a delicious meal.
Gluten-free soups are also so filling. They are often loaded with fiber-rich veggies and whole grains that fill you up without making you feel bloated and stuffed.
And finally, gluten-free soups make the perfect freezer meals. You can double your gluten-free soup recipes and then eat half now and save half for a night when you don’t feel like cooking. Perfect!
So today we’re going to make a beautiful, rich and filling gluten-free soup recipe for my Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Soup!
Butternut squash is a sweet vegetable loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C – making this bright orange vegetable a power player in your healthy, gluten-free diet. Butternut squash has the perfect amount of sweetness too – so if you crave sugar enjoy this soup vs. candy or cookies.
The only reason I don’t cook butternut squash as often as I like is that the squash is tough to peel and cut. I always feel like I’m going to cut off my fingers trying to cube it!
That’s why I love that in many grocery stores, including Costco, you can buy butternut squash already peeled and cubed. No fuss cooking – that’s the way I like it!
I also don’t love butternut squash soup recipes that include heavy cream. I’m not a fan of cooking with a lot of dairy and the heavy cream makes the soup less than healthy for you. When you make your own gluten-free butternut squash soup recipe, you can make it however you like it! Ah, the joys of cooking at home!
This recipe is really easy to make … but you do want to give yourself time to roast the butternut squash first. Roasting will bring out more flavor from the sweet vegetable and make your soup really shine!
I also invested in this handheld immersion blender from KitchenAid*. It makes blending soups so easy – I love it and know it was well worth the investment to have this fun tool in my kitchen.
So if you’re looking to flood your body with instant healthy goodness, try this gluten-free butternut squash soup recipe. My version is not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free and is easily made vegan as well – enjoy!
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