Guest Post By: Kelly at No Sugar Sweet Life
Fall is here. For me, that means cooler weather, golden Aspen leaves, pumpkin everything Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, squash, blankets, my birthday, and a strong desire to make warm, comforting soups.
Unfortunately, soup is a "pre-meal" to my hubby- like what you are served at Olive Garden before your piles of pasta. He believes real meals are eaten with forks, not spoons! Thus soups in my house have to be completely hearty, full of protein and fiber, and served with thick whole-grain breads for dipping.
This potato and peach soup fits the bill perfectly.
It is packed with:
With flavor and without the fat and calories of butters, oils, or heavy creams
With protein and fiber from the navy beans
With a plethora of vitamins from the sweet potatoes & butternut squash
With sweetness from the peaches
This is a healthy fall meal that the whole family can enjoy!
Potato and Peach Soup
3 Sweet Potatoes
12 ounces cubed Butternut Squash
2 cans Navy Beans
¼ Yellow Onion, sautéed
2 cups Veggie Broth
1 packet McCormicks’ Brown Sugar Bourbon dry seasonings
First, dice and sauté the onions. Set aside.
Then, pre-cook the sweet potatoes by microwaving each for 4 minutes.
Next, combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and blend with an immersion blender.
Cook on high for 2 hours
(optional) – Serve with provolone toast.
Makes 6 – 8 servings.
What is your favorite soup?
Kelly is the author of the healthy living blog “No Sugar Sweet Life.” Struggling with her weight for her entire adult life, she finally decided life was too short to live perpetually unhappy. She has lost over 55 pounds, maintaining her "new normal" of veggie juices, smaller portions, more exercise, and less sugar for over a year. She is a wife/helper to an amazing man and the mother of the cutest toddler you've ever seen, lovingly referred to as “Babycakes.” On the blog she shares easy, healthy recipes and fitness ideas using an honest, personal approach that inspires and motivates. She gives you real life strategies to live a happy healthy life... no sugar added.
9/20/2012 at 10:49 AM