Claire Wright from raisingsugarfreekids.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare squash that the whole family will enjoy.
This squash & apple soup is really sweet and silky smooth - an easy way to feed it to kids and adults alike. Squash is a vegetable my daughter really doesn't enjoy roasted, but serve her a bowl of this soup and she will put it away in minutes and ask for more!
Place the squash pieces, apple, celery or onion and nutmeg in a large saucepan. Pour in the coconut milk and refill the coconut milk tin with water or stock, pouring it in to just cover the veg (you can always add more after blitzing to thin it out, so best to go with too little liquid now than too much). Bring to the boil, then simmer and cover with a lid, leaving to bubble away for about 20 mins, or until the veg is soft (try poking a piece of squash with a sharp knife – if it feels soft, it’s ready). Blitz with a hand held blender or carefully blend in a food processor or blender in batches. Serve hot with a little coconut milk or single cream stirred in and fresh herbs scattered over, if you like.
About the chef
After lowering her family’s sugar intake, Claire started Raising Sugar Free Kids, a website to help parents find tasty low sugar high veg food that aims to be simple, quick and affordable. Claire also works for Veg Power as Communications Manager and chief recipe creator.