Saturday, April 19, 2008

Weight Loss Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2-1/2 cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
5-1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add onions, sautéing until tender for about 10 minutes. Add garlic and stir for about one minute. Add squash, broth, and red pepper, and bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer until squash is soft, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly.

Once it’s cooled, puree soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Return puree to pot. Add one teaspoon of thyme. If desired, thin soup with more broth. Simmer five minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into six bowls. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and enjoy, and also enjoy this soup with your weight loss plan and P90x.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 147 Protein: 5 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 23 g Fat Total: 5 g Saturated Fat: 1 g

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