Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creamy Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Happy Wednesday!

I’m so glad so many of you have entered into the Rise Bar GIVEAWAY! I’ve loved reading how you wake up in the morning – keep those entries coming, you have until Friday to win! Good luck!

Now I have to tell you friends, I am SO EXCITED to share today’s recipe with you!

A few weeks ago, I signed up to participate in nHerShoes’ Holiday Shred 13. It’s a 6-week fitness and nutrition plan designed to maintain (or lose a little) weight during the holiday season. I’ve been wanting to try a nutrition plan for a while, so when I saw how affordable this program was, I jumped at the chance!

I started the plan just two short days ago, but I’m already feeling tons more motivation. It’s amazing what having a group of people to cheer you on can do – especially when they’re going through the plan with you!

Today’s recipe is from the plan; however, since it’s not an nHerShoes recipe I can share it!

And friends, you are going to want to make this soup!

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Creamy Pumpkin Carrot Soup!

It is SO good. I know it sort of looks like baby food…but the flavor is incredible. And honestly the texture isn’t bad - it’s sort of like the Tomato Basil Soup at Panera.

You can follow the RECIPE HERE from Tone It Up!

But I do have one suggestion:

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If you have it on hand, use smoked paprika instead of regular. It gives this soup an AMAZING smoky flavor. **Almost like bacon….almost.

And if it works for your own diet, crumbled bacon on top of this soup would be phenomenal. If you plan on doing that, then just use regular paprika. You don’t want to smoke yourself out!

I have eaten this soup for lunch for the past two days. Paired with a salad, it’s the perfect lunch. I can’t want to eat it again today!

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