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Why You Should Make Your Own Soup + Recipe

Soup! It's warm, delicious and creamy. Did you know that store bought soups are often loaded with tons of unnecessary ingredients, preservatives and additives? Homemade soup is really healthy and easy to make. There are many benefits to making your own homemade soup. I will tell you why, and then we will get to the delicious recipe for Coconut Curry Squash Soup.


1) You get to control the ingredients. This goes for anything you make at home. Using fresh, whole food naturally high in fibre will always be healthier than processed store bought food.


2) You can cut down on the sodium in soup! If you look at the sodium amounts in store bought soup you would be shocked! Salt enhances flavour, so they add lots! You don't need to use so much and you can control the amount of salt in your soup when you are the one adding it! 3) You get to ditch the endocrine disruptors that are used for the lining of some soup cans. Company's use chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA) to line cans, so that the acids in the soup don't damage the packaging. Let's skip all that stuff and just make our own, your hormones will thank you!


4) You can save money by making your own! Think of the big batches of soup you can make for pretty cheap. You can use a lot of ingredients and spices you probably have in your cupboards and create something tasty!

5) Homemade soup tastes better than store bought - at least I think so ;) If you are buying soup at the store, aim for soup in glass jars with real, fresh ingredients.


Here's how to make Coconut Curry Squash Soup

1 Spaghetti Squash

2 Tbsp Curry

4 Tbsp Oil (your choice)

1 Tbsp Turmeric

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Can Coconut Cream 4 Cloves Garlic Cut up the spaghetti squash into cubes and place into a bowl. Mix in all spices and oil. Coat well and lay onto a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees, for 45 mins, until tender. Saute garlic. Add coconut cream into a food processor or blender with the garlic. Slowly add in the cooked squash to combine. Once combined, place into a pot to heat on the stove. When it's heated, enjoy! Top with sauteed veggies, nuts, or eat it as is!