2 Quick and simple homemade soup food recipes for kids


Check out 2 quick, healthy and simple homemade soup recipes for kids. A bowl-full of this wholesome food is sure to keep your child healthy and fit!

Whether loaded with potatoes or packed with the goodness of tomatoes, a bowl full of soup is an ideal food item for your little one. It’s not just quick and healthy but a simple homemade soup can really get us a thumbs-up from our kids. When served with bread, it becomes a meal and if served before a meal, it becomes an awesome appetizer. The best part about this wholesome meal is that a.) it can be served as a snack {in between meals} and b.) a soup can be your baby’s first ever meal (you can introduce lentil/apple-carrot soup to a 6-month-old-baby).  Food recipes for kids 01

So, mommas and daddies, warm up your dinner table with two of the yummiest comfort food recipes tonight. Moroever, they are quick too, because most of the ingredients for homemade soup (in both the cases) is easily available at home. Oh! And don’t forget to have a few bread-sticks on the side. Check out these 2 simple homemade soups recipes that can be easily prepared at home.

1. Lentil and Potato Soup Recipe

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Benefits: Low on fat but high in fiber and protein. This flavorsome vegetarian lentil and potato soup is also high on nutritional value. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive/vegetable oil
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 8 cups water 
  • 1 3/4 cups green lentils (Moong Sabut)
  • 2 potatoes (chopped)
  • 1 bunch spinach (chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper 

Directions

In a large pot, cook onions and garlic in oil until turns golden-brown. Now, add carrots and potatoes to the pot and cook till it turns soft. This should take about 10 minutes. Add water or vegetable broth, bay leaves, and lentils. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add spinach and cook for another minute or two, just until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat. Pour the soup in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.

Tip: The leftover can be finished by momma and papa 🙂Food recipes for kids 02

2. Tomato Soup Recipe

  • Servings: 1-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Benefits: You cannot ever go wrong with a healthy tomato soup recipe, and by making your own healthy version at home, you are actually also ensuring that all the important nutrients (remain) are served to your little one. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves (finely diced)
  • 1 cup onion (finely diced)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6-8 fresh tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 cups water
  • Herbs: ½ tsp basil and 1 tsp Thyme leaves
  • 2 ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper and sea salt (to taste)

Preparation:

Sauté cloves, onions, tomatoes (in olive oil) for approximately 5-to-7 minutes over medium heat (in a soup pot). Add remaining ingredients (water, herbs, sugar) and heat over medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Use a hand-held blender to remove chunkiness, or use a regular blender. Blend to desired texture. When you pour it in a bowl, grate some cheese on top and sprinkle pepper and sea salt.

Tip: You might want to fry a few bread crumbs to go with this delicious and healthy soup!Food recipes for kids 03

 

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