Paleo Recipe - Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup With Vidalia Onion

When nights grow colder, you can’t help but crave something hot to help warm your body. Besides getting cozy on your couch with a thick blanket, or getting yourself toasty in front of your fireplace, nothing beats a warm soup that you can enjoy with your family or loved ones. And what’s even more perfect than a bowl of Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Vidalia onion.

Cold weather calls for a fire in the fireplace, thick blankets, your most comfortable pajamas and warm soup! This is perhaps universal for people around the world. Who does not love warm soup on a cold evening? Whilst some soups are great with meat, there are some of us who prefer warm soup with healthy vegetables instead. Good thing that the Paleo diet includes more than just meat and has a variety of recipes that include vegetables, herbs and spices.

Paleo Recipes - Butternut Squash

When you want a soup that can make you feel warm during those cold nights, or simply want soup to share with your loved ones, Paleo butternut squash soup with Vidalia onion is one dish you need to try. This soup is a combination of ingredients that are Paleo approved and are healthy to the last drop. This particular dish features butternut squash, a vegetable that’s not only tasty but also very healthy. This squash species came originally from either Northern South America or Central America. Though this type of squash has been eaten for years, it became more popular and was cultivated further during the 20th century.

Butternut squash offers several health benefits that can be on a par with other known healthy vegetables. These benefits are clear statements that food under the Paleo diet is what a person truly needs in order to achieve optimum health, along with other Paleo diet practices. Before we go to the recipe, here are five reasons why you’ll need to add butternut squash recipes into your list of Paleo dishes.

It’s Filled With Carotenoids And Other Antioxidants

Where carotenoids and other antioxidants are concerned, you are assured that you are protected from diseases, may it be a simple or serious diseases such as heart disease or even cancer. The antioxidants in butternut squash do not just protect you from disease, it also promotes healthier cell growth and radiant skin. The antioxidant beta-carotene is also beneficial to the body as it produces Vitamin A which protects our eyesight and the immune system.

Paleo Diet - Strong Bones It Contains Manganese For Our Bones

Manganese is responsible for the body’s ability to absorb calcium better, which helps in maintaining your bone health and build a stronger structure for your bones. Manganese also helps the spinal column have improved mineral density. With butternut squash, you’ll get to improve your bones’ health and enjoy a truly delicious meal.

Promotes Weight Loss

Since butternut squash is considered a gourd, you would expect a lot of fiber from this veggie. And fiber is great in “sweeping” unwanted fats and even some toxins from the body. Fiber also makes you feel fuller longer, which helps the body burn whatever fats it has stored. Whilst your body burns the fats, you get to lose some weight in the process. Because you lose this extra weight, you are helping your body maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, as well as helping to reduce the risk of you developing diabetes.

Paleo Lifestyle Aids Your Immune System

Boosting your immune system not only depends on food. It is also important that you learn as much as you possibly can about the kinds of foods that can help it. Certainly including any kind of Paleo-approved food in your diet isn’t such a bad idea. Butternut squash is one of these foods that can boost your body’s immune system. This is one of the main benefits due to the levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients that it contains. Having a compromised immune system creates complications in the body and may even cost your life.

Butternut squash is not just healthy it is also a tasty vegetable that even kids will love. And when it is made into a soup, you simply can’t say no to the texture and the taste it creates. This Paleo soup recipe will surely get you hooked and your loved ones will request this over and over again, whether it’s a cold night or not.

Butternut Squash Soup With Vidalia Onion
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Soup
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A hearty and warm soup that only takes a short time to prepare and cook that contains plenty of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that our body needs to stay in shape.
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut Squash – Cleaned and Chopped
  • 2 Carrots – Cleaned and Sliced
  • 3 Vidalia Salad Onions – Cleaned and Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons (50 g) Garlic Herb Butter
  • 1 x 15 oz (440 ml) Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cups (475 ml) Chicken Broth
Instructions
  1. • Place a saucepan over low heat and melt the garlic herb butter. Make sure you melt the butter but not burn it.
  2. • Add the butternut squash, carrots and Vidalia onions once the butter is melted.
  3. • Let the vegetables cook until the butternut squash and carrots cook until they have softened.
  4. • Add the chicken broth to the saucepan once the vegetables are soft. Let the ingredients cook further for 10 minutes.
  5. • Add the coconut milk after 10 minutes. Give the soup a stir and let it cook for another 15 minutes on low heat, making it simmer.
  6. • Once the soup is simmering, remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  7. • Put the soup into a blender or food processor and blend completely.
  8. • Serve whilst still warm and enjoy a healthy soup with your loved ones.
With this Paleo recipe, you need not look for fancy soups that are hard to make. This butternut squash soup can definitely be a better alternative on those days when you crave something warm for your tummy.

 

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