This recipe for creamy cinnamon root vegetable soup is a healthy high fibre winter soup with the warmth of cinnamon pairing well with the earthiness of root vegetables.
Serve with your favorite crusty bread.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Creamy Cinnamon Root Vegetable Soup Q & A
Yes, you can as the flavor is similar. These two vegetables are from the same family.
Yes, this is a great way to reduce the calories in creamy soup. If you would still like the taste of cream, look for a light cream but beware of the sugar content.
Yes you can however it adds more depth of flavor.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
To make this recipe for creamy cinnamon root vegetable soup gluten free; use gluten free stock powder and check the cream for gluten.
To make this recipe dairy free; use dairy free vegetable stock and replace the cream with either lactose free cream or coconut milk. The coconut milk will give a different flavor to this soup.
Root vegetables are usually cheaper in the cooler months when they are in season with the exception of beets which are grown during the warmer months. Money can be saved by making this soup when you see these vegetables on special.
Even more money can be saved by growing the vegetables yourself. All root vegetables store well when kept in a root box in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. See these guides to growing Potatoes, Carrots, Turnips or Beetroot.
Spices have a long shelf life of 1 to 2 years with their potency going down over time. Save money by buying commonly used spices such as cinnamon in bulk packs then put in smaller reusable containers for ease of use.
Cinnamon sugar is easy to make yourself. It is wonderful on toast or your favorite baked goods. Simply add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to 1/4 cup of granulated sugar then stir to combine. Place in a sugar shaker such as this beautiful Shaker on Amazon. (Paid link)
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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