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Healthy Recipes: Turkey and Squash Soup

Now that you are stuffed with Turkey Day dinner, you're probably looking for ways to get rid of some of those leftovers.

If you're looking for a healthy recipe, Eatingwell.com has some suggestions. The Turkey Squash Soup sounded the tastiest to me. You can find other leftover recipes on their website.

Turkey Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, chopped and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, (1 small to medium), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme, or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound turkey cutlets, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Stir in broth, squash, thyme and cumin; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add turkey and corn; return to a simmer and cook until the turkey is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lime juice and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving: 231 calories; 3 g fat ( 0 g sat , 1 g mono ); 30 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 6 g fiber; 550 mg sodium; 692 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (260% daily value), Vitamin C (120% dv), Folate (21% dv), Iron (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Photo courtesy of cookingwell.com

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