Butternut Squash Soup
This Wednesday is Food Day, “a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.” The incentive behind this movement is to promote safer & healthier diets, support sustainable and organic farming methods, reduce hunger, reform factory farms to protect the environment, and support fair working conditions for food & farm workers.
My contribution to recognizing Food Day is this butternut squash soup, which is chock full of healthy seasonal organic produce that I found at my local farmer’s market. The recipe yields 4 servings, so you can feed your family a delicious and nutritious lunch at a very affordable price.
Even though the title is “butternut squash”, this soup actually contains other types of produce as well. Onions, carrots, apples, garlic also make their way into the mix, the combination of which yields a complex sweet-savory flavor.
Also adding to the flavor is naturally sweet apple cider and a couple of warm spices, rendering this soup perfect for the autumnal season.
I like to add a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt on top of the velvety smooth soup, but you could sub in sour cream or crema if you’d prefer.
Locally grown & affordably priced organic produce is the ideal base for a healthy lunch that your entire family is sure to love. If you’re a single gal or guy, this soup freezes well in single-serving portions (pour into freezer safe ziploc bags) for future quick meals.
Regardless of whether you’re sharing this soup with loved ones or enjoying it solo, take a moment to appreciate the goodness of wholesome ingredients and pay homage to Food Day!