Recipes for free: Creamy pumpkin soup

Low Cal Pumpkin SoupI’ve been using Sparkpeople.com over the past few weeks to track my daily caloric intake and fitness. It’s an excellent way to hold myself accountable for everything that I eat as well as track patterns and trends in my daily diet. Sparkpeople has a ton of useful features, tips, advice, and recipes to help you meet your nutritional goals. I tastespotted this pumpkin soup and decided to give it a try. My third pumpkin inspired recipe of the season.

 

 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup adapted from Sparkrecipes Low Cal Pumpkin Soup
1 15 ounce can of pure pumpkin
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons earth balance
4  cups veggie broth
1 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
2 tablespoons organic brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (optional)
To taste: sea salt, onion and garlic powder, black pepper,

  1. Coat a medium cast iron skillet with olive oil and earth balance over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, red pepper. Season well and sauté until tender for about 10 minutes. Add cider vinegar.
  2. Add pure pumpkin, veggie broth, and milk stirring constantly. Cover and lower heat for another 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and parmesan cheese. Using an immersion blender puree soup until smooth and creamy and simmer 5 minutes over low heat.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s