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Healthy family recipe: Sweet apple parsnip soup

This simple, creamy soup is comforting and delicious.

With winter fast approaching, it's soup making time! This simple, creamy soup is comforting and delicious. Parsnips are a plentiful winter root vegetable that look like a white carrot. This soup is rich in immune supporting Vitamin C and the optional pumpkin seeds are rich in Zinc to help your family stay healthy this holiday season. Enjoy as an appetizer for your holiday meal, or alongside of a hearty salad or sandwich. Freeze the leftovers for up to three months to enjoy on a snow day!

Sweet Apple Parsnip Soup


  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  2. 1 yellow onion, diced

  3. ¾ pound peeled and sliced parsnips

  4. ¾ pound peeled and sliced honey crisp apples (or use Granny Smith apples for a more tart flavor)

  5. 1 medium Yukon-gold potato, peeled and cubed

  6. 4 cups low-sodium vegetable stock

  7. ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  8. Pepper, to taste

  9. Optional topping: toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Add oil to a soup pot and sauté onion until translucent.

  2. Add sliced parsnips, potato, and apples and cook until soft.

  3. Stir in vegetable stock, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

  4. Turn off the heat, and allow soup to cool.

  5. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth or use an immersion blender

  6. Reheat soup to serve and garnish with pumpkin seeds.