Butternut Squash & Bean Soup
There's just something about opening the front door to the heavenly scent of a home cooked meal.
Fall is the season for warm soup and small gatherings.
I created this myself and shared the recipe in our private community of Wellness Warriors.
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Learning to say "YES" to living a more vibrant life, learning to eat intuitively and letting go of foods that dragged me down was one of the best things I could have done! I enjoy playing in the kitchen and it's rare for me to use a recipe. But I thought of you when I created this soup and made sure to write everything down. I think it's delicious and my family devoured this Fall delight as well so I must have done something right. That makes me happy!
2 ~ 32oz boxes of Organic Chicken Broth 1 ~ 14.5 oz can Organic Diced Tomatoes 1 ~ 14.5 oz can Organic Black Beans, rinsed and drained 1 ~ 14.5 oz can Organic Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups Raw Spinach 2 cups Chicken Breasts, pre-cooked & shredded 2 cups Butternut Squash, diced 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper 1 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Thyme 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper 1/2 tsp Ginger, freshly grated
Place all ingredients (hold the cooked chicken) in a large soup pot and simmer for about 1 hour. Make sure to cover with a lid.
Add the shredded chicken the last 15 minutes to avoid drying the chicken out. Season to taste. NOTE: The spinach in the photo I provided was freshly added to the soup. It will cook down the longer it is in the pot. For a more fresh appearance, the spinach can be added closer to when the soup is ready to be served.
Feel free to play with this. You can substitute the chicken for ground turkey if you'd like. Or you can even add a little kale or a sauteed onion? Kidney beans instead of the black beans? Or even quinoa!
All delicious and nutritious!