Butternut Squash Soup with Orzo

Did you know that you can make a silky and hearty butternut squash soup without a drop of heavy cream? It’s possible! This butternut squash soup even kicks it up a notch with added orzo, zucchini, and yellow squash. It really hits the spot on these cooler rainy nights we are having here in Boston {in APRIL!! WHAT??}. Plus I feel totally guilt free eating it. #winning

I personally think that soup get better the longer it sits. It thickens up slightly as the orzo absorbs some of the liquid and all of the flavors meld together.




Although it may not seem like it, Spring and Summer are around the corner! I am also heading to Punta Cana in just 2 short weeks so I am working hard to get in 6 workouts per week {30 minutes each} and keep my nutrition on lock. Along with my own goals I am committed to helping others who are looking to get started on their own health and wellness journey or dial in their fitness and nutrition routine they currently are following.

My online wellness community is growing by the day and for those who are ready to join me during the month of April I am excited to share our HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT with you!!!!




It is called the Spring Into Health Promotion and I am through the roof ? with excitement because this is seriously the deal of the century!! Not only are you getting the very best value in fitness but you are going to have over 400 workouts at your fingertips and flexibility to pick and choose which ones you want to do based on your current needs or desired results you want to achieve.

My favorite thing about Beachbody On Demand is that eliminates the need to make a purchase every time you want to try a new workout program that Beachbody releases. So say you want to try the 21 Day Fix and decide it’s not for you. Or you do a round or two of it and want to bump up to a more intense program such as 21 Day Fix Extreme, Core De Force, or Insanity Max 30 to future your progress and results. In the past you would have to whip out your credit card and purchase all of those programs, wait for them to ship to you, and THEN you could get started.

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I have seen people fall of track time and time again because they either bought a program that they ended up not liking and stop doing it or they complete their purchased program a few times through and are ready to kick it up a notch but don’t want to make ANOTHER purchase. Beachbody On Demand truly does help people stay on track and avoid common excuses for falling off track such as choosing a program you do not like to start with {that can be super discouraging for someone trying to start their health and fitness journey too}.

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So what about this huge announcement you mentioned??



Well, typically the Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack I outlined above costs $199 + tax and shipping {which is still a great deal considering you get over $6k worth of workout programs} but for the month of April Beachbody is running our Spring Into Fitness Promotion and the price has dropped to $160 + tax and $2 shipping!!! It truly is an incredible value and it is my job as a coach to make sure that is THE BEST $160 you have ever invested in.

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And definitely make yourself some Butternut Squash with Orzo soup!

Let me know how it comes out by leaving a comment on this post or tagging me on Instagram with a photo of what you made ❤



Butternut Squash Soup with Orzo
Author: Emily Goodman
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Serves: 6
  • 1 cup whole grain orzo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium, [i]diced[/i]
  • 1 large garlic clove, [i]minced[/i]
  • 1 small butternut squash (approx. 2lbs), [i]peeled and diced into small cubes[/i]
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 medium zucchini, [i]diced[/i]
  • 1 medium yellow squash, [i]diced[/i]
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, [i]optional for topping when serving[/i]
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the orzo is cooking heat the olive oil in a heavy soup pot over a medium heat.
  3. Add the diced onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add the diced butternut squash. Saute for 4-5 minutes allowing the butternut squash to caramelize.
  6. Add the veggie broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  7. While the squash is simmering heat a separate large saute pan over a medium heat. Add the coconut oil.
  8. Once the coconut oil is melted add the zucchini and yellow squash. Cook for 4-5 minutes until caramelized and cooked through but not mushy.
  9. Transfer the butternut squash mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the soup pot.
  10. Add the cooked orzo and cooked zucchini and yellow squash.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Ladle into serving bowls and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese (optional).
Serving size: 2 cups
Portion Fix container equivalents for a 2 cup serving: 2 green, 1 yellow, 1 spoon (add 1/2 blue if you use Parmesan cheese)[br][br]Recipe adapted from [url href=”https://www.barilla.com/en-us/recipes/blue-box/barilla-orzo-butternut-squash-soup-with-zucchini-and-topped-with-crispy-prosciutto” target=”_blank”]Barilla[/url]


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