It’s been a long cold winter.
When it’s cold, we all deserve some pampering.
I like to pamper myself with good food.  Food that,
nurtures my body and warms my soul.
After exhausting my muscles with shoveling,
I often sat down and had a warm bowl of
butternut squash soup. Good thing I love this soup,
because I consumed a lot of it this winter.
I thought of all of the health benefits that Butternut
Squash has to offer.  If your iron deficient, for example,
one can incorporate some more squash into one’s diet.
Alone, or pair it with something else loved.
Many days this winter, I savored the taste of Butternut
Squash over my pasta.
Now that the days are a bit brighter 
and the snow has melted away,
this soup still fuels me as I head outdoors to enjoy the warmth of Spring.
Try it.
Butternut squash has a lot to offer.



Peal one medium size butternut squash

And cut it into 1-2 inch cubes

I purchase my squash pre-cut from the

grocery store. Saves me a few minutes of time

In a medium size sauce pan

Heat tablespoon of olive oil

Add one chopped onion and cubed

Squash to pot

Stir squash to completely coat with oil

Let cook 5-8 minutes until slightly deeper in color

Add 1 cup of liquid, chicken stock or water

And bring pot to a boil, lower heat and simmer

8-10 minutes until squash is tender and will easily

Be smashed with the back of a fork.

At this point all you need to do is puree the

squash with a blender or mash it with the back of your fork


Try cooking some whole wheat pasta according to package directions

And toss with butternut squash soup.

Top pasta with some chopped parsley or parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy the benefits of squash.

Enjoy each spoonful. Feel your body start to soak in all of the goodness and nutrients from your meal.


Nutrition: Squash is a great source of iron, riboflavin, vitamins A and C.

Joann M Pandolfi, MA HCH AADP

Visionary Founder


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