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Top 3 Homemade Potato Soup Recipes For Kids

There is nothing more comforting than either a hot cup of coffee or a perfect vegetable soup. While kids cannot have coffee, homemade vegetable soups are the best option for them. Soups are nutrionaly-dense and loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are beneficial and a tasty-way to introduce certain veggies to your kids.

So, you are sorted if your fussy eater toddler has just had a bowl of soup for his/her meal. Vegetable soups also helpful in regulating the internal body temperature by keeping it warm and providing comfort especially in colder months of the year. Homemade soups are especially good for babies as they are free from preservatives and are generally high on good fat content.

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Who doesn’t love potatoes? Potatoes are considered as one of the top comfort foods in the entire world. Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin B6 , potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Kids love potato over any other vegetable in this world. So why not introduce them in soups as well, and even make the soup tastier?

Here are our recipes for 3 homemade potato soup:

1. Carrot and Potato Soup

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Carrots are a rich source of Beta-Carotine, which gets converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps in night vision, that is why kids are advised to eat them. This carrot-potato soup is a comfort food for your little ones during the winter season.

Ingredients:

1. One medium carrot (diced)

2. One potato

3. 2 Garlic cloves (crushed)

4. 2-3 Cubes of vegetable/chicken stock

5. Cumin powder

6. Salt as desired

7. Butter

Preparation:

Wash the carrot and the potato. Peel them and cut them into pieces. In a pan add butter. Add garlic cloves and the cumin powder to it. Let it sputter for a while. After a while add the cut potatoes and carrot and sauté them for a while. After 5 minutes add the vegetable/chicken stock along with the salt. Simmer this until the veggies are tender. Allow this to cool down. Then transfer all the contents to a food processor. Transfer the soup to a bowl and serve with a dollop of butter.

2. Potato and Onion Soup

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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This one is the classic potato soup recipes and it will surely give the kids comfort on cold wintery nights.

Ingredients:

1. 3 Tbsp. butter

2. 2 Potatoes

3. One onion (chopped)

4. 2-3 Cubes of vegetable stock

5. 4 Garlic cloves (crushed)

6. Pepper to taste

7. Thyme

8. Sour Cream

9. Salt as per taste

Preparation:

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan. Add cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil, and keep on the flame until the potatoes are soft enough. Drain the potatoes from the pan. Remove their skin and mash them. Add some cream and a dash pepper to the potatoes. Set it aside for some time. In a pan now add 3 tbsp. butter. Add diced onion, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for some time. Stir until it is tender. This should take about 10-12 minutes. Add garlic and cook again for 3-4 minutes. Now add the mashed potatoes. Simmer this for about another 5 minutes. Remove from flame, and puree the contents. Transfer the soup to a bowl and sprinkle some thyme. Serve hot.

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3. Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: medium
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This one contains a range of different flavors and is sure to brighten up your kids’ mood on a gloomy winter evening. It also contains peanut butter which is hit among kids.

Ingredients:

1. 3 Tbsp. butter

2. 2 Sweet potatoes

3. One onion (chopped)

4. 2 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger

5. 2 Tsp. ground cumin

6. 1/2 Bowl of pureed tomatoes

7. 2-3 Tbsp. peanut butter

8. Peanuts for garnish

9. Salt as per taste

Preparation:

Heat butter in a sauce pan. Add the onion, season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Now add crushed garlic and cook for another 2-3 minute. Now add ginger and continue to simmer. Add the pureed tomatoes, peanut butter and sweet potatoes and salt. Now add 2 bowls of water and bring this to a boil until the potatoes are tender enough. This should roughly take 15-20 minutes. Serve and garnish with peanuts if desired. All the above-mentioned soups are easy to prepare. They roughly take about 20 minutes of cooking time. They are high on nutritive content and are tasty and will go down well with little ones.

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Disclaimer: Don’t introduce any such ingredient (mentioned above) which maybe allergic to your child! 

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