Easy cold-season Soup Recipe- Get Creative, Have Fun
Choose favorite vegetable(s) e.g. carrot, broccoli, squash, cauliflower, etc (you may even combine ready washed bags of cut vegetables like squash and zucchini or mixed vegetables for ease and think about what vegetable combinations may taste nice together that you have in the fridge or can pick up on the way home together)
Recipe serving 4
Add ¼ -½ onion and 1 to 2 cloves of garlic (both great for warding off colds or infections)
Add ½ cube of vegetable or chicken stock
Add ½ -1 cup of beans (your choice- white beans go well with yellow vegetables, lima beans go well with green vegetables) – this is your added source of protein to keep energy up in the winter months to keep you warm
Boil until color is vibrant and beans are cooked well
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree, less water= thicker soup
Pour in bowls and Serve
Optional- add additional salt and pepper with olive oil to taste and garnish with parsley, little tomatoes cut up or anything else you find exciting!
This is a great way to get kids involved in the dinner selection process and is easy to make and very healthy too! Research shows that pureed soups may also keep the full feeling last a little longer. Teaching kids to cook with this easy soup recipe not only allows room for everyone’s creativity, understanding of food combining, easy cleaning and slicing of vegetables (minimal slicing because will be blended together), and voila’ a easy meal with little clean up and loads of fun that sure to offer a hearty way to face these colder months ahead! The colder it is the more beans or potatoes as add-ins you may find more soothing.
Enjoy creating your own family favorites when teaching your kids to cook!