Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup (Lightened Up!)

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup | A lightened up version of the infamous fall soup made with NO heavy cream! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

A lightened up version of Panera’s infamous Autumn Squash Soup that’s loaded with vegetables, fruit, and NO heavy cream!


 

*This post was originally published on October 18, 2016. Photos and recipe were updated October 4, 2017.

 

Hi, my name’s Kara and I’m addicted to Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup.

 

Alright, fine.. I guess there’s probably worse things in this world that I could be addicted to. But tell that to my wallet.

For real though, have you tasted this soup? It’s warm, creamy, and loaded with two of my favorite fall veggies: butternut squash and pumpkin. Eating this soup is the equivalent of wrapping your taste buds in a big, cozy, oversized sweater.
Utter fall perfection.

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Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips

Enjoy fish n' chips from the comfort of your own home - no deep fryer required! Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips is a healthy and easy meal the whole family will love! | www.bytesizednutrition.com
Enjoy Beer-Battered Fish and Chips from the comfort of your own home – no deep fryer required! This Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips is cooked in the oven for a healthier spin on the classic British dish.
 

 

It’s that time of the month again.. time for a little Recipe Redux action! And this month, we’re paying homage to one of my favorite kitchen hacks.. the sheet pan meal!

I’ve proclaimed my love for sheet pan meals on the blog before, but my love for this cooking method runs so deep that it’s worth repeating. The sheet pan meal is one of those little life hacks that will have you saying “where has this been my whole life?!” 

In case you aren’t familiar with the term “sheet pan meal”, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You essentially cook an entire meal on a single baking sheet (or two, depending on how big of a meal you’re cooking), making preparation AND clean up a breeze! (more…)

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa

Summer meets fall in this Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. A quick and easy appetizer that is bound to be a hit at your next tailgate! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa is the perfect addition to your fall tailgate menu! Smoky chipotle peppers are paired with subtly sweet pumpkin, resulting in a flavorful dip with just the right amount of kick.


 

I tried, guys. Really, I did.

I promised myself I would wait until the first day of fall to open my first can of pumpkin. I refused to be that girl. You know the one I’m talking about.. the one that is all “OMG #PSL” in like, August.

And yet, here we are. Three days away from the official start of fall and elbows deep in Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. Soo close…
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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

Life’s too short to waste your time with bland, tasteless veggies.. especially when this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Zucchini requires only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make! Simply top fresh zucchini with a sprinkle of garlic powder and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and bake to tender, golden perfection. A quick, easy and delicious side dish that just might end up becoming the main event!

  

Picture this…

 

You just got home after a long day at work and your stomach is rumbling. Tired and hangry, you immediately head to the kitchen to start cooking dinner. But, just as you’re about to sit down and eat, you take a glance at the lonely chicken breast sitting on your plate and suddenly realize that you don’t have anything to eat with it. You dig through your freezer and come up with a bag of frostbitten veggies buried underneath a carton of ice cream you forgot that you bought a few weeks ago. When are these from? Who cares. You toss them into the microwave and continue to inhale your chicken breast. A few minutes later, you check back in on the veggies, only to find that they’ve magically transformed into a soggy pile of mush. You take one bite, toss the rest, and grab the carton of ice cream out of the freezer instead.

 

Sound familiar?

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Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are a quick, easy, and affordable way to get your seafood fix, thanks to canned salmon. Cook the patties on the grill or stove top and serve with a dollop of homemade yogurt dill sauce for a refreshing salmon burger the whole family will love! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are a quick, easy, and affordable way to get your seafood fix, thanks to canned salmon. Cook the patties on the grill or stove top and serve with a dollop of homemade yogurt dill sauce for a refreshing salmon burger the whole family will love!


 

It’s the last day of August and little signs of fall are beginning to pop up all over the place. The nights are getting cooler, the morning commutes are getting longer, and the grocery store shelves are already fully stocked with pumpkin flavored goodies and Halloween candy displays.

But, just because summer is winding down does not mean it’s time to transition to heavy comfort foods just yet. There are still plenty more grilling days ahead of us (and plenty more ice cream trips to be made.. but that’s beside the point).

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are the perfect way to hold on to the light and fresh flavors of summer while transitioning into the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season. These salmon patties only require one bowl and can be cooked on the grill or the stove top for a quick weeknight meal. (more…)