NBFA Recipe of the Month (March 2022) – Whole Foods Market Classic Butternut Squash Soup

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New Beginnings Family Academy, along with friends at Whole Foods Market and funder Whole Kids Foundation, have teamed up to share some delicious recipes that promote nutrition, wellness, and fun collaboration in the kitchen.  


“We hope you enjoy trying these monthly recipes that support healthy eating,” said NBFA Director and CEO Ronelle Swagerty. “This is a great way for friends and family to make smart food choices together.”


Looking for a quick and delicious meal to keep you warm on a chilly winter day? NBFA is happy to share a recipe for Classic Butternut Squash Soup! 


Whole Foods Market Classic Butternut Squash Soup Recipe 


The soup is a traditional classic that is sure to please everyone. The soup is also dairy-free, high in fiber, and sugar-conscious. 


Start by heating a large pot over medium heat, add your vegetables, bring the pot to a boil, then reduce to low heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 30 minutes. For the full recipe, click here. 


Tips From Chef Todd:   


Chef Todd Daigle

NBFA Chef and Food Service Supervisor Todd Daigle in the newly renovated NBFA kitchen.


Each month, NBFA Chef and Food Service Supervisor Todd Daigle will provide healthy tips on the recipe to give more options for taste or dietary restrictions. 


  • Try a Different Herb - A good substitute for fresh thyme is dried oregano or dried marjoram. Both have the same subtle earthy and minty flavors as thyme.  
  • Serving a Vegetarian? - If you do not have chicken broth, water is an acceptable substitute; in fact, water may provide you with a better-tasting result. Also, replacing the chicken broth with water makes this a great dish for vegetarians or those on a low-sodium diet. 

We encourage you to share your experiences making the Recipe of the Month. Please share photos, videos, and suggestions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NBFAcademy. 


To learn more about the Whole Kids Foundation supported garden at NBFA, click here.