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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  Fall is upon us and for many of you you're already feeling the weather change to cool and crisp. The leaves are starting to concentrate their sugars, turn colors and eventually dry out. Well, I just found out another cool reason to eat butternut squash that helps your skin stay smooth and not dry out . . . keeping us younger and younger looking!  Butternut squash is a good source of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese. I’d like to focus on the Vitamin A attributes of this particular squash because it’s pretty darn cool what it does:  Vitamin A was the first vitamin to be discovered in the early 1900s. Vitamin A is part of a large family called retinoids. This is because Vitamin A is primarily needed by the retina (the part of the eye that lets you see light). But vitamin A does more than just “feed” your retinas. • Acts as an antioxidant to boost immunity • Protects you fr

Broccoli Bombs
BROCCOLI BOMBS Tater Tots without the potato.   INGREDIENTS Entire head of broccoli 3 tbsp Panko Bread Crumbs (for broccoli mixture) ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs (for coatin…

Hummus is Yummus!!
Beans make for a great snack. Just a few of the benefits: they are low in calories and fat - they curb cravings - increase your energy - satisfy your appetite - prevent the enzy…

It's a Dreamsicle!
I love ice cream. My husband loves ice cream. We indulge on occasion, but not as often as we used to because of the sugar, fat and extra calories. Let's face it . . . we'r…

Ch - Ch - Ch - Chia!
I have a new favorite breakfast dish! It's just like eating tapioca pudding every morning and frankly, I feel a little guilty it's so good. It's sort of a parfait,…

Quick and Easy, Tasty Tomato Soup
I think of the antioxidants found in tomatoes to be little warriors in the fight against cancer. Specifically cancers like colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreat…

Turn it into Soup
My favorite part of Thanksgiving (or any holiday) is enjoying all of the leftovers. Reincarnating them into another meal is such a fun challenge for me. Soup is a good ole st…