Garbage Lunches are Often the Best

Squash! Photo: SXC.HU
I know I'm not alone when I say sometimes the best lunches or dinners are those that come together on a whim. Whether you toss together a few random leftovers or try a new food combination, these experiments can easily turn into new favorite dishes.

Today my "garbage" lunch turned out fantastic. OK, hear me out.

Over the weekend I tried a can of Campbell's Butternut Squash Bisque soup. I've had pumpkin soup in the past, and soups seasoned with sauteed squash, but never a straight up butternut squash bisque. The creamy soup has a mild, sweet flavor with a dash of seasoning that reminds me of pumpkin pie. It was good as a side dish. The soup was even better as the base for my throw-together lunch.

In a pot, I warmed my leftover soup, some leftover roasted broccoli and cauliflower and leftover jasmine rice from last night's Mexican meal. I let the random ingredients simmer until the mixture was thick and creamy. It was delicious!

Next time you're not sure what to make for dinner or lunch, get creative. You never know what random leftovers will blend together to make a delicious meal.

Do you have a favorite (but odd) go-to lunch or dinner? Tell me about it in the comments!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living



  1. I know what you mean Angela! Sometimes my best meals are things that I just randomly toss together. I like butternut squash soup a lot. :)

  2. I have not tried the canned soup you are talking about. I have made my own squash bisque a few times this winter, after having it at a local restaurant. Thanks for the good ideas for the additions!


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