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Cozy Vegetable Soup

SERVES 6 to 8 | ready in 45 minutes

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    This soup is the perfect way to get your kids to eat a boatload of veggies. You’ll feel good knowing they’re getting a megadose of vitamins and minerals essential to ward off the common cold and flu, as well as fiber for a healthy digestive system. If you don’t have butternut squash on hand, just swap in sweet potato instead.

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    Smooth Move

    If you have little ones who are just learning to eat or kids who love pureed soups, simply remove the bay leaf, pop this soup into a high-powered blender, and blitz until smooth and creamy.

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    Cozy Vegetable Soup

    Ingredients

    • 1 to 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
    • 2 medium carrots, chopped
    • 4 cups vegan vegetable stock
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 zucchini, chopped
    • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp dried basil
    • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories87
    • protein2g
    • fat0g
    • carbs18g
      • sugar9g
      • fiber3g
    • sodium334mg

    Directions

    01

    In large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium and add onion. Sauteu0301 for 2 minutes, then add butternut squash and carrots. Sauteu0301 for 5 minutes, then add stock, celery, zucchini, and canned tomatoes. Give a stir, then add bay leaf, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic, and sea salt. Give another stir. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

    02

    Enjoy immediately. To store, let soup completely cool before transferring to Mason jar. Freeze for up to 3 months or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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