Healthy Recipes

Butternut Apple Honey Soup

Research suggests that honey soothes pesky coughs and scratchy throats.

Butternut Apple Honey Soup
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Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon oil
2 diced shallots
5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 diced medium butternut squash
2 diced Granny Smith apples
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 teaspoons dried sage
1∕4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons honey
Garnish: toasted walnuts

Directions: 

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 diced shallots; cook 3 minutes. Add 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, 1 diced medium butternut squash, 2 diced Granny Smith apples, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 2 teaspoons dried sage, 1∕4 teaspoon nutmeg and salt to taste; simmer 30 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons honey; purée. Garnish: toasted walnuts

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 235 calories, 4 g fat (.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7.5 g protein, 48 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 160 mg sodium