FOX4: FAME: Winter Squash Soup with Acorn Squash Bowls
Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week program offering nutrition education classes on a variety of topics to help improve diet and lifestyle. You’ll learn simple techniques to cook tasty, nutritious meals. Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is a founding member of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance.
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares a warm and tasty recipe for winter with the FOX4 morning show.
See the full recipe below.
Acorn Squash Bowls
Servings: 8 acorn squash halves
- 4 medium acorn squash
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Carefully cut acorn squash in half with a sharp knife and remove inner seeds.
- Cut a flat edge on the underside of the squash to keep upright in baking dish.
- Mix the melted coconut oil or butter and maple syrup in a small bowl.
- Using a basting brush, rub the open face of each squash with the mixture.
- Place squash into a baking dish. Add water to cover the bottom of the dish about 1/4 inch deep.
- Add a pinch of salt to the face of the squash.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes or until fork tender.
Winter Squash Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
- 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- Salt and black pepper (to taste)
- Toasted pumpkin seeds, fresh parsley (chopped), sour cream
- Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
- Add diced onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and sauté another minute.
- Add sweet potato, squash, carrots, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Stir in vegetable broth, thyme, and sage.
- Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
- Transfer to a blender and puree until well blended.
- Taste and add seasonings as needed.
- When acorn squash is done, transfer to a serving plate and pour soup in squash until full. Add toppings as desired.