NUTRITIOUS SOUPS FOR KIDS

If you are on the lookout for some nutritious and easy soup recipes for your kids, you have come to the right place! The following is our top 3 fail-safe soup recipes that your kids will love – as they are not just nutritious, but also really delicious!

1. Sweet potato soup

Your kids will love the creamy texture of this vitamin-packed soup!

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion (finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 teaspoon ginger powder

1-2 teaspoons mild curry paste

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

A handful of pumpkin seeds

Method

1. Chop up sweet potatoes into small, 2cm cubes and set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.

3. Add onion, garlic, ginger and curry paste.

4. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.

5. Add sweet potatoes and stir for a minute until coated.

6. Add broth and bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat and cover with a lid. Simmer for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

8. Let cool and place in a blender.

9. Puree until it reaches a soup consistency and top with pumpkin seeds to serve.

2. Cauliflower cheese soup

Don’t worry if your kid doesn’t like cauliflower; the yumminess and creaminess of this soup will convert even the most obstinate cauliflower-hater!

Ingredients

A knob of butter

1 large onion (finely chopped)

1 large cauliflower (leaves trimmed and chopped into florets)

1 medium potato (peeled and chopped into chunks)

700ml chicken or vegetable stock

400ml milk

100g mature Cheddar (diced)

A pinch of salt

Method

1. Place butter in a large saucepan heated to medium.

2. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring often.

3. Add the cauliflower, potato, stock, milk and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover with a lid and leave to simmer for about 30 minutes, until cauliflower is soft.

4. Let cool, then place in a blender and blend until you get a thick and creamy soup.

5. Top with cheese pieces to serve.

3. Chicken soup

There is nothing like a hearty bowl of chicken soup to warm the body and soul! This recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ medium onion (chopped)

1 medium carrot (diced)

650ml rich chicken stock

½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

50g frozen peas

85g canned sweetcorn

55g cooked white rice

110g cooked chicken breast (shredded)

1 teaspoon salt & pepper

Method

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil to medium.

2. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring often.

3. Add carrot, stock and thyme and simmer for 5 minutes or until carrot softens.

4. Add the peas and sweetcorn and simmer for 3 minutes.

5. Add the shredded chicken, rice and seasonings to the soup. Simmer for 2 minutes.

6. Serve warm!

Sources

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Recipes adapted from:

1) Genius Kitchen

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/easy-sweet-potato-soup-327350#activity-feed

2) BBC Good Food

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3327/cauliflower-cheese-soup

3) Annabel Karmel

Chicken Soup Recipe

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