Friday, 28 February 2014

Butternut Squash Soup~ 5-2 diet



Thick, creamy and delicious  butternut squash soup that’s low fat and very filling.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

I Butternut Squash
1 granny smith Apple
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 small white onion
1 teaspoon olive oil
500 ml water


Method:

1. Peel the squash, cut and discard the seeds and chop into small cubes.
2. Chop the apple into small  cubes
3. Peel the onion and dice it finely.
4. Put the squash and apple in a large microwavable bowl with lid and add 250 ml water.
5. Cover and cook for 10 minutes in the microwave until the squash is fully cooked.
6. Put oil in a pan and place it on medium heat.Once the oil is hot add the onion and saute until translucent and soft but still pink in colour.
7. Add the cooked squash and add another 250 ml water  to the pan with the onions and bring the soup to a simmer.
8. Add the salt and black pepper and stir.
9. Transfer the soup to a blender jug and carefully blend to a smooth texture.(You may need to do this in two batches)
10. Return the blended soup to the saucepan and reheat to a slow simmer.
11.Turn off the heat and serve the soup into serving bowl.Garnish with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper.

Calories per serving
Carbs
Fat
Protein
Sodium
Sugar
132
29
3
1171
1188
11

This soup can be part of the 5- diet, its is approximately 132 calories per serving ( 1 bowl of soup) 
NB-Bagel not included in calorie count.

































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No Croutons event by Jac of Tinned Tomatoes Guest hosted by Lisa's Kitchen

46 comments:

  1. I love butternut squash soup, although I've never put apple in before.I'll be giving this a go, Thanks

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    1. The slight sharpness from Granny smith apple helps to balance the sweetness from the squash.

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  2. This sounds delicious. Pumpkin soup is one of my favorites. I've never heard of adding an apple, although I imagine it would improve the flavor.
    Visiting from UBC http://bit.ly/JBC6am

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    1. The apple reduces the sweetness from the squash as granny smiths are fairlt tart in taste.

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  3. That sounds delicious! I've never made a butternut squash soup before!

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    1. its easy nad quick to make with lots of flavour.

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  4. I think I'll have to make this for my son, he likes butternut squash. Thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. You are welcome Fiona, I hope your son enjoys this lovely soup.

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  5. I think squash soup is probably my absolute favourite. I love the colour as well as the flavour. Your photos are gorgeous.

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  6. Love the apple twist, can imagine it really bringing out the flavour well. x
    www.carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This soup sounds delicious and I love the use of butternut squash. The apple sounds like it would pair wonderfully with the squash...

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    1. Thanks Javelin its a winner this soup.

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  8. Look yummy and i'm loving how low in carbs this is...I know what i'm eating tomorrow x

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    1. hi Sarah I hope you enjoy making and eating the soup as much as we did.

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  9. This looks delish!! I love all your recipes!

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  10. Great recipe and not because it is low fat as I believe that good fats are more important. I notice it has olive oil, its great :) low but good fat.

    I love butternut squash and certainly I will bookmark this page.

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    1. I hope you enjoy making and eating it.

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  11. I am on Weight Watchers and this is a perfect soup-the only points value would be in the olive oil, and having a small amount each day of certain oils is a requirement f the program. Alana from the UBC.

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  12. Dare I admit this is something that I have never eaten yet looks amazing

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  13. I've never tried butternut squash soup but you've inspired me to give it a go now!

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  14. Nice recipe, I will give it a go next time. I like the photograph it comes with it!

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  15. That looks delicious and pretty simple to make.

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  16. This sounds lovely, and is perfect for my diet! Will have to try it out and see how well I do, Jess xx

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    1. Jessica it will be perfect for your diet as its low in calories but really filling.

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  17. Apples must be a great addition to it! Lovely warming soup Nayna!

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  18. I'm loving your soups just now Nayna. You will have to start submitting them to No Croutons Required. Any veggie soup or salad can be entered now. Lisa is hosting this month over at Lisa's Kitchen.

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    1. Thanks Jac I will go and link it up straight away.

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  19. Delicious ! Lovely photos :) Manjiri - http://sliceoffme.wordpress.com/

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  20. This is an awesome recipe. i might use this at my kids, not a squash eater tho but i love how it made. thanks

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  21. This is an awesome recipe. i might use this at my kids, not a squash eater tho but i love how it made. thanks

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  22. I love butternut squash soup, what a super simple recipe

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  23. I love butternut square soup. Will be putting this to the test at home.

    KÖLNER DOM | COLOGNE CATHERDRAL

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  24. my husband loves butternut but ive never fancied it , i will be making sure i give it a go thankyou x

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  25. Lovely soup! Thanks for sharing with NCR.

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  26. I love butternut squash and it is one of my favourites as a soup too, this looks like a great one for when the weather is cooler.
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  27. I love butternut squash soup but never thought to make it using Apple, so I will give this a go!

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  28. This sounds so nice. I am going to give it a try.

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  29. ive heard really good stuff about this sounds lovely! x

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  30. A very underrated veg and great to make soups with, roast, steam, add to risottos, etc.

    Might have to give this recipe a go :)

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