This post is written in partnership with Green Giant Frozen Products at Walmart and Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own.
As moms, we want the best for our children. We do everything we can to keep them safe and healthy.
But sometimes, life doesn't go as planned. While we cook healthy meals for our children, they prefer the non-healthy variety. It's an endless battle of the wills.
Until now. With the help of Green Giant, we tried something a little different. Without their knowledge, their favorite Sweet Butternut Squash Soup is now packed full of vegetables. No more fighting to get them to eat their veggies.
Making mealtime a win-win for everyone.
Sweet Butternut Squash Soup
4 Tablespoon olive oil or butter
1/2 butternut squash, approximately 1 lb
1 bag Green Giant Riced Cauliflower and Sweet Potato
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups chicken broth or water
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 cloves garlic, optional
Preheat oven to 400F
Slice the butternut squash and scoop out the seeds. Brush with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or butter.
Roast the butternut squash for 30 minutes, and then start prepping the soup as it cools to a temperature that you can handle scooping it at.
Place the remaining oil in a stockpot over medium heat.
Add the onion, the bag of Green Giant Riced Cauliflower and Sweet Potato, and optional garlic and sauté until the onion is transparent.
Scoop the butternut squash flesh and add to the stockpot, along with the brown sugar and seasoning.
Give it all a good stir and allow to cook for two minutes before adding the chicken stock or water.
Cover and reduce heat for 10 minutes, then use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasoning before adding the heavy cream.
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
Why should you buy Green Giant Frozen Vegetables? Because they are the perfect solution for busy moms. Instead of fresh veggies that will go bad before you can eat them, Green Giant veggies are frozen at the peak of freshness. While some frozen vegetables are full of sauces and gluten, Green Giant Riced Cauliflower is gluten free without sauces or seasonings, so you can add them to your favorite recipes without sacrificing the flavor you love.
What your kids to eat more vegetables? Instead of serving fries or tater tots, try the Veggie Tots from Green Giant. They come in broccoli and broccoli and cheddar bites. Let me warn you now, they are addicting. SO delicious.
Where can you buy Green Giant Riced Veggies and Veggie Tots? At your local Walmart. That's right, as you are picking up another pack of diapers, batteries for the toys that recently stopped working, and clothes for the kids who went through a growth spurt, you can head over to the Frozen Food Section, go down the Frozen Vegetable aisle, and pick up these bags of yummy goodness.
Here's to happier, healthier mealtimes with Green Giant.