We have all been avoiding the dreaded word, “Autumn”. We enjoy summer and we love the changing colors that come with the new season but it is always hard to hear that summer is over. Here at NIHCA we like to embrace the Minnesota cooler temperatures with what is becoming a tradition known as Office Soup Day. We all take turns making a delicious soup and we share it with everyone. Our bowls are starting to line up. Bring your own bowl but bring your appetite if you are ever in the area on one of our soup days.
We found an article on foodnetwork.com that is right up our alley, “8 Healthy Soups You Need to Make This Fall” by Leah Scalzadonna. Click on the article to find the links to these fabulous soups that just may be in our office one day soon.
All of the comfort with none of the guilt.
By: Leah Scalzadonna
It’s fall, y’all. With the changing of the seasons often comes the changing of your cravings – fresh watermelon was great in the summer, but colder weather is meant for comfort food. If you’re looking for an ultra-satisfying meal that won’t leave you in a food coma, curl up with a big bowl of these good-for-you soups. They’re cozy, healthy and guaranteed to warm you from the inside-out.
Butternut Squash Soup When you’re craving those cozy fall flavors, look to Food Network Kitchen’s butternut squash soup. This low-cal delight requires just six ingredients – and you probably have most of them in the pantry already. The key to the soup is the squash (obvi): it’s simmered in chicken broth, then puréed for a rich, creamy texture.
Chicken soup that’s ready in less than an hour? Yes, please! Store-bought chicken broth and water create the base of this protein-packed soup, which gets its warm flavor from hearty veggies and leftover roast chicken. Stir in rice for the last 10 minutes of cooking and you’ll have a filling, low-fat soup that’s just as soothing as Grandma’s.
Ever wonder how Italian Wedding Soup got its name? According to Giada, it’s because the flavors of the tender meatballs, light chicken broth and spicy endive marry together so well. Her sugar-free recipe lives up to its name while being friendly to your waistline.
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