Fall days + Butternut squash sweet potato soup

So this past week has been awful…well, really just on the healthy eating/working out front.  Work is good, friends are good, life is good.  I just somehow can’t seem to pull myself together and get back on track in regards to all things fitness.  It sucks.  It’s hard for me.  It drives me crazy that I can’t focus on being fit right now and I HATE the number I see on the scale and the fact that my muscles aren’t where I want them to be.  But right now, I swear all my brain power goes to learning new things at my job and loving my husband.  Oh and I’m sick.  So there.  Poor me.

But since there’s no use crying over spilled milkshake I decided to embrace this rainy fall day and make some soup.  And not workout.  And lay around on the couch.  It’s been nice.

Butternut Squash + Sweet Potato soup

  • 6 cups butternut squash cubed (I used TJs)
  • 3 cups cubed sweet potato
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a crock pot on low for 6 hours and then transfer to a food processor to blend.  You could also use an immersion blender (I don’t have one but today made me realize it’s a great item for my Christmas list…hint hint to any of my family members that might be reading this).  I also added in a little more coconut milk as I was blending because I had to make this in batches so the liquid was a bit off.

The soup was super easy to make, my house smelled like Thanksgiving and it hit the spot for dinner on this rainy day.  I packed the rest up for lunches this week and I’m thinking about cooking up some bacon to sprinkle on top for some extra protein.
Because I fully intent to pull it together this week.  Good workouts, good eats and no sugar.

Hope it happens.

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5 thoughts on “Fall days + Butternut squash sweet potato soup

  1. Those tree pictures are gorgeous – I looove the way things look in the fall. Also, everyone has “bad” weeks fitness and food-wise and you are working hard at your job so don’t be too hard on yourself! You will get it sorted out and I bet after a few days of being back on track you will feel 100% back to normal :)

  2. I made this today and thought it was pretty bland, so I added a generous amount of hot curry powder! Also, Costco has a great immersion blender for 30 dollars. I have had mine a year and love it!

    • Yeah. Its definitely pretty plain which sounded good yesterday when I was sick. Today I ended up adding some bacon on top which helped out. Curry powder is a great idea. I want to cook more with it in general. And thanks for the tip on the blender! PS congrats on the new addition to the family :)

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