Dental Blog

Soup and a Smile

Friday, October 5, 2018
pumpkin-soup

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We’re officially in fall and it’s not just the weather that’s changing around here. We’re also changing the way we cook and the dishes we make. One of our favorite things about this season is the return of warm and savory soups to our dinner recipe rotation.

If you’re like us, crockpot soups are a fall staple. Throw in the ingredients at the start of the day and come home to a ready-made meal of warm, savory soup. With just a little planning, you can pack your soups full of fresh fall produce – like delicious, healthy butternut squash. Not only does this fall superfood make a beautiful soup, but it contains the antioxidant beta- carotene which converts to Vitamin A in the body. And foods that are rich in beta-carotene help your teeth and bones stay strong.

Serve your butternut squash soup with a leafy green salad made from seasonal kale, which is chock full of the vitamins and minerals important for good oral health.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 20 recipes for butternut squash soup easy enough for weeknight prep.

Enjoy knowing your easy weeknight dinner is good for you and good for your smile.