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Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Glow from the inside with this iconic Filipino vegetable stew on a budget.

Create this creamy and customizable soup with squash, coconut milk, green beans, onions, and olive oil. Season with curry, black pepper, and salt.

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Create this creamy and customizable soup with squash, coconut milk, green beans,

Hey, I hope you are doing well.

Use acorn or kabocha squash to make this heart healthy Creamy Squash Soup.

Love this traditional Filipino vegetable stew called ginataang kalabasa.

Try this veggie stew when losing weight and eating less meat.

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Benefits of Eating Squash

Eat squash to reduce blood high pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes risk. source: Harvard School of Public health

Try butternut squash to lose weight as it contains “half the amount of carbohydrate of a sweet potato”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Consume squash to maintain blood sugar levels and “prevent … [it] from rising”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Enjoy this Creamy Squash Soup for Heart Health + Vegetarian Option!

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Bianca

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

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Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

  • olive oil (extra virgin is the most heart healthy) source: Healthline
  • onions
  • green beans
  • organic coconut milk (sub ultra pasteurized milk)
  • squash (acorn or kabocha)
  • shrimp

Seasonings

  • salt
  • pepper
  • curry powder (sub half turmeric and half red pepper powder)

Creamy Squash Soup Vegetarian Option

Omit shrimp for a healthy vegetarian option.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) 1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*
  • 2-3 cups green beans cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Instructions
 

  • Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

Notes

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option.
Add wild or brown rice. 
*sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free).
Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes.
“Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.” source 
Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties!
Keyword bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric

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Favorite Food Photography Must-Haves! (on a budget)

Check out stuff I bought for food photos for cheap!

I bought most of these quality items at discount stores like Dollar Tree and TJ Maxx.

  • Olive Wood Cutting Board $6.99 – TJ Maxx
  • Flour Sack Towel $1.00 – Dollar Tree
  • Matte Plates – 10 Strawberry Street $6.99 – TJ Maxx
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Olive Wood Cutting Board

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Kitchen Art + Decor Must-Haves

Leopard Spots Cutting Board by Bianca Soriano. Society 6.

Leopard Spots Cutting Board

Leopard Spots Serving Tray by Bianca Soriano. Society 6.

Leopard Spots Serving Tray

Valeria Serving Tray by Bianca Soriano. Society 6.

Valeria Serving Tray

 About Bianca
About Bianca

A passionate pre-medical student studying Nutritional Science in Houston, Texas.

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