Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Happy new year all 🙂 As we get into January, all I seem to see is diet adverts, documentaries, books and more. Diet, diet, diet…boring! Let’s be honest, they don’t last long. Why not just eat a healthy balanced diet throughout the year and have a treat every so often, or in my case more often that not. Whoops.

Anyway I am not one for dieting, I just like to eat well and have a biscuit with my tea when I feel like it. So here is my recipe for butternut squash soup, something that is perfect for lunch and is full of goodness.

I simply roasted a butternut squash in the oven with a couple of red onions for about an hour. I don’t bother peeling the butternut squash because surely it has lots of goodness in it, why get rid of it? Besides who has the time to peel giant veg. I also scraped out the seeds and roasted them with some paprika, it was delicious! No waste 😉

I then fried some garlic and rosemary in a large pot and added the roasted veg. After this, I added a vegetable stock cube and covered the veg with boiling water. Next, I added a small handful of rice to the pot, this gives the soup a creamy taste without having to add cream. You can add a splash of cream if you want it and it will be heavenly, but I am trying to watch the calories where I can. Season the soup, blend and you are done! Easy as that. Lovely.

Why not give it a try?

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