So I’ve been on a health kick lately, I did my second cycle of whole30. Gosh I actually love eating whole foods. I’ve been feeling great, more energized and fresh. My skin has been glowy and awesome, I’ve been drinking only water. Whole 30 has become a part of my life though after the 30 days, Im not a hundred percent whole 30, I’ve been trying to incorporate some other foods into my diet. Like bread, It’s weird because eating bread and dairy has immediately made my skin break out. My body is like heck no chica, slow your role. I’m a bit terrified about gaining back weight I’ve lost during whole 30. The reason is that I actually like myself better at 17 pounds down from when I initially started whole 30 back in med may. I’m currently where I was before I was ever pregnant. The point of it was not all about losing weight, but mainly detoxing your body, we all need to do that at times because of all the crap we eat, that collects in your body and starts reeking havoc. Most of the foods are delicious, we only feel the affects later. I’m starting to see the real purpose of taking some time every once in a while to detox my body from sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, and some nuts. I don’t know if I will ever just be whole 30 for life, but I would like to stay somewhat in the middle, right now im leaning towards Paleo aka the Caveman diet. I’ll keep sharing about my journey. During this round of Whole 30 I discovered that I had a love for creamy butternut squash soup, I added bacon and Thai curry to give it a kick.
This is me holding a butternut squash, this was a very large piece. Butternut squash is a winter squash, it has seeds at the lower half. It is a starchy vegetable, but technically a fruit. Most use it as a vegetable, it can be sautéed, roasted, toasted, pureed and mashed. Contains many of the vitamins that the body needs, which include Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin A. It can be light to deep orange, the darker the sweeter and nuttier it is. In Soups it can be very, creamy and filling. It also helped decrease diabetes, inflammation, blood pressure, colon cancer and asthma, my favorite part is that in aids in healthy skin and hair due to the vitamin A. Also can help that sluggish digestion. It has many other benefits. Info from Wikipedia and Medicalnewstoday.
I love this soup because it’s so delish, it satisfies my hunger, and has lower calories so I can eat more, but due to how filling it is, I don’t need to. This recipe was all about making something easy and fuss free. You just roast everything, throw it in the crock pot and blend when ready. This recipe is whole 30 compliant, minus the bread. I also used paleo sugar-free turkey bacon. This recipe is a staple of my whole 30 journey. And I wanted to share with everyone, hope you enjoy it. If you plan to make this, start the bread the previous night.
This is the sage/fennel and cheddar bread not part of whole 30. Will post the recipe on here asap.