Lose weight. Exercise more. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've got it. Our typical New Year’s resolutions often need a boost other than just a starting date that’s circled on the calendar. Thankfully, this Butternut Squash, White Bean, and Dandelion Soup serves as a detoxifying jump-start. While the squash and beans are loaded with fiber and protein, dandelion greens naturally help flush toxins out of your system. Plus, while this soup is deliciously comforting, it isn't laden with calories and fat like your typical comfort foods of yesteryear. Whether you are bravely embarking on a new health kick or are simply craving a wholesome meal, this basic and clean recipe serves as one step in the right direction.
Butternut Squash, White Bean, & Dandelion Soup
4 cups butternut squash, diced in ½-inch pieces
1 bunch (approximately 1 pound) dandelion greens, rinsed and chopped in 2-inch sections, discarding roots
1 shallot, finely diced
8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
½ teaspoon dried thyme