We can still eat heathy even when life seems to spin out of control. There’s always a thousand and one things that need to be done, but too bad, we only have 24 hours a day. We need to learn how to relax and take care of our body.
I have been very busy lately but that doesn’t give me any excuse not to cook or eat healthy. All I need is to be more organised which is sadly not my gifting……*sigh*. But I did learn a few tricks along the way. Just keep 7 simple, easy, healthy dishes and keep repeating it every week until you hear complaints…….haha. If you are lucky, you can go on for at least a few months before someone starts to say, ‘Again!’ That tells you it’s time to change!
One of my greatest joy and satisfaction is to serve my family healthy food. One of the healthiest food is soup, whether thick or clear soup. It is easy and quick to cook, easy to eat, easy to digest, very healthy and very delicious. It can be a meal by itself for those who want to stay slim or lose weight.
This Carrot Butternut Squash Soup is one of my favourites that I cook often. I love to use carrots in soup as it gives a beautiful colour which is very pleasing to the eyes. It easily attracts children. With some homemade bread, you will be smiling away as you see your family tucks in happily. I served this soup to my family with my Healthy Spelt Flour Bread Loaf. Utter delight to see everyone enjoyed it to the last drop.
Besides soup, I use carrots a lot in juicing. My best is carrot-apple juice. It’s the best drink in the world. It has a natural sweetness that’s just so beautiful and refreshing. If you are interested in using carrot for juicing, you can read more at:
Carrot Apple Juice - What A Wonderful Drink!
Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice For Health
Carrot, Apple And Broccoli Juice For Health
Well, here is my Healthy Carrot Butternut Squash Soup recipe:
3 big carrots
1/2 butternut squash (medium size)
4 slices of ginger
1 piece of chicken stock cube
2T olive oil
coriander to garnish
Peel the carrots and butternut squash. Cut it up into big chunks. Put them and ginger in a pot. Add enough water and bring it to a boil. Cook under medium fire until the carrots and butternut squash are very soft. It doesn’t take very long.
When it’s cooked, pick out the ginger and crumble the chicken stock cube into the pot. I used 4 slices of ginger so I must make sure I pick out the 4 slices of ginger. I won’t blend the ginger together because my family doesn’t like the ginger bits. We love the soup to be creamy and smooth with it’s natural sweetness. I didn’t add cream but 2 tablespoons of olive oil which is good for health.
Use a stick blend, the most useful here, and blend it well in the pot. If you like it more watery, just add hot water. If you don’t have a stick blender, it’s time to get one. It works like miracle in the kitchen and makes cooking a fun affair. I bought a Kenwood stick blender which is metal and it’s great because it works in hot soup, too. It’s also very useful for making smoothies.
Dish up into a bowl and garnish with chopped coriander. The coriander adds a lovely flavour to the soup. Enjoy it with some crusty bread….best with homemade bread.
For those who made new year resolutions to eat healthy, I hope you are keeping to it. This carrot butternut squash soup is a good one to include in your diet.
Other soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Galangal Chicken Soup
Creamy Chinese Cabbage Soup
Turkey Mince Tomato Egg Soup
Healthy Sweet Potato carrot Soup
Spicy Lamb Tofu Miso Soup
There are more soup recipes at my Recipes section.
Quote of the day……
“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”
- George Washington