Soups are a very good meal-choice for kids. When you cook for younger kids simply use a blender so they do not have to chew on bigger pieces of veggies. Do you have a picky eater at home? Creamy soups may come in handy as your kid does not see pieces of veggies he/she would not normally eat. Soup is really a square meal – rich, full of nutrients and fluids.
When cooking soups for kids, any vegetable, preferably fresh and seasonal, would work. The basic recipe for soup is very simple: sautée the veggies in the butter or in the oil, add water, season to your liking and cook until softened.
Each soup can be blended/pureed if the baby has troubles to chew on bigger pieces of cooked veggies. Be careful of the seasonings you use. Avoid spicy and strong seasonings, such as black pepper or chilli, when cooking for smaller children. When it comes to salt, one pinch is enough.
Recipes for kids
Babies drink mostly milk (breastmilk or formula) up to the age of one. It recommended to introduce the solids when the baby is six months old. You should start with different kinds of veggies. Veggies first, fruit later. Soups are perfect for the transition from milk to solids because of their fluid consistency so they are easy to eat.
Soups for children
So, whether you do not know what to cook for kids, you run out of ideas or you would like to try something else, you can try some of these tasty recipes.
Creamy Potato soup
This soup is both yummy and rich. All your family will love it, not only your baby J
You will need: 200 g potatoes, 1 teaspoon apple vinegar, 1 teaspoon crystal sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 200 ml milk, 12 g flour, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Peel, wash and cut the potatoes, chop them into equal size small cubes. Put them in a pot with water, add cumin, sugar and vinegar and cook until softened. Mix together milk, flour and ground paprika in a separate bowl and pour this mixture slowly into the boiling potatoes. Keep cooking until thick. If it becomes too thick, you can add a little more milk.
Carrot soup with rice and egg
Carrot soup for kids is so easy to make.
You will need: 6 carrots, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of rice, salt, oil or butter, water
Wash and peel carrots, grate them on a grater. Soak and rinse rice. Add a tsp of butter in a pan, then add ground carrots. Sauteé. When softened, add rice. Stir a little then add water and bring it to boil. Season to your liking. Cook until tender and soft. In the end, add the egg, stir and boil for additional few minutes. You can blend the soup if you like.
Vegetable soup with bean pods
You will need: 500 grams of green beans, 1 smaller onion, 1 kohlrabi, 2 carrots, 3 smaller potatoes, 20 grams of butter, a pinch of salt.
Wash the veggies, clean them and cut them into small cubes, finely chop the onion. In a larger pot, melt the butter and sauteé the onion. Add all the remaining veggies, stir and sauteé briefly. Pour in a little hot water and simmer for about ten minutes. Add more water, season with salt to taste and cook for about thirty minutes until soften. To serve, garnish with lots of fresh parsley.
Excellent butter vegetable soup
This soup is slightly sweet and it is rich in vitamins.
You will need: 1 kohlrabi, 2 - 3 carrots, 30 g butter, 100 g peas, 200 g potatoes, a pinch of ground cumin, salt to season, 2 eggs, 40 g wheat semolina
Wash well all the veggies. Grate the kohlrabi, cut half the carrots into small pieces, grate the rest. Melt the butter in the pot and sautée the chopped and grated veggies. Add the peas and stir. Wash the potatoes, chop into small cubes. Add the potatoes to the other vegetables in the pot, season it and add hot water. If you cook for older children and adults, add salt. Boil until softened, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Mix eggs with semolina and make a moist stiff batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls into the soup. Cook until dumplings start to bob up.
Thick egg soup
All kids love this soup. It is both yummy and nutritious. Plus, it is quick to make.
You will need: 40 g butter, 50 g dehydrated wheat semolina, a pinch of ground cumin, salt, 2 eggs
Bring water to boil in a pot or in a kettle. Melt butter in another pot over medium heat. Add semolina and cook for three minutes, stirring often. Add cumin and salt for older kids, mix and simmer for a while. Add boiling water, stir and cook for about ten minutes, stirring. Beat the eggs with a fork, then add to the soup and stir well. Cook for a few minutes and serve.
Yummy and healthy tomato soup with noodles. Kids will lick their plates clean :-)
You will need: 5 cherry tomatoes, 1 tomato paste (approx. 350 ml), bay leaves, cane sugar for seasoning, pasta (angel hair or baby pasta in the shape of letters or animals)
Pour boiling water over cherry tomatoes and let stand for a while. Rinse, peel and chop them finely. Pour the tomato paste into the pot and add an appropriate amount of water (you may or may not need to add water, it is up to your liking). Add 1 bay leaf and bring it to boil. When the soup boils, add the chopped cherry tomatoes and bring it to boil again. Add some sugar to taste (if the soup is sour).
In un-salted water, cook pasta and add it to the soup when serving.
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