Eat– for Good Health

My homemade squash soup is light and delicious at 70 calories per serving. It’s easy to prepare.

Quick Butternut Squash Soup. Photo by rickoholic83

Photo by is courtesy of Rickaholic.

Ingredients serve 6:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic (My husband doesn’t like garlic which means I omit it.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or ground sage
  • dash of salt/pepper or Mrs. Dash’s seasoning
  • 3 cups lower sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 lbs butternut squash (peeled, seeded, cubed)
  • Parmesan cheese (Garnish)


  1. 1
    Add oil, garlic and onion to large stockpot over medium heat.
  2. 2
    Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add sage, salt, pepper, broth and squash.
  4. 4
    Bring to a boil.
  5. 5
    Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (or until squash has a tender consistency).
  6. 6
    Use stick blender to lightly puree, leaving some chunks, or puree half of the soup in a food processor or blender and return to pot.
  7. 7
    Garnish with Parmesan cheese and more fresh sage (if desired).




4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    After the age of thirty I started realizing beautiful women don’t eat crap. My heart broke for the young woman on the news last week who subsisted solely on Ramen noodles. Her body is malnourished, and sadly she looked older than her years. We look fabulous when we give our bodies healthy fuel.

  2. Reba Studebaker

    Thank you for your brilliant recipes here, Kathleen. I agree, Mary Alice, and also I want to add, healthy = skinny. Unhealthy = fat. I gave up gross vices long ago.

  3. Pinky

    Correcto. Being a fat pig will hinder anyone. No matter how funny or how bright, fat pigs suffer poor egos. Often they drink, and alcohol makes them eat more junk.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Good Morning Pinky, Mary Alice, and Reba!
    Yup, if we eat or drink carbs, they need to be the good ones. A glass of red wine prepared without sulfates is a good trade. Some people suffer allergies from sulfates which are intended to extend shelf life.
    Thanks for visiting!

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