As the temperature dips nothing is more satisfying than a bowl of soup in the evening.With a toddler in the house it has become a routine for us to have soup as evening snack.The best part is its healthy, keeps the tummy full till dinner time and it keeps the fight with cold strong by boosting the immunity in this cough and cold prone weather.
Here are five recipes we alternate the whole week and is loved by my hyper fussy N.
Chicken Soup- Immunity Booster
Boneless chicken pieces
One medium onion chopped
2-3 garlic cloves chopped
Salt and pepper
In a pressure cooker add some butter saute the onion and garlic till slightly brown, add the chicken pieces.You can add vegetable stock or chicken stock instead of water but I prefer water while boiling.Keep it till three whistles in medium flame.
Once the cooker lid opens take the content in a blender and blender it to a fine puree.The consistency will depend on your child’s taste.My baby loves thick soup so I remove the excess water if any.
In a pan add the blended soup, add some fresh cream/cheese and salt and pepper.If your baby is less than one year old then avoid salt and pepper.
Serve it warm but make sure it is not hot for the baby.
Carrot Soup- Good for eyes and overall balanced diet for the day.
One carrot(medium size)
2-3 garlic clove
Salt and pepper
Cut the onion, carrot, tomatoes and add it in the pressure cooker along with peeled garlic cloves.Add 2-3 cups of water and pressure cook till 2-3 whistles in medium flame.Once the cooker lid opens, blend the mixture in a blender
take a pan add some butter and add the blended soup.Add some cheese, salt and peeper.
Your yummy carrot tomatino soup is ready.
Pumpkin Soup- If he hates eating it let him drink it
Peel and cut pumpkin into cubes
Salt and pepper
Take a pan add some butter and add the onion and pumpkin cubes saute till the pumpkin cubes are tender.Add 2-3 cups of water and bring it to boil.Try to mash the pumpkin in the pan and once it is mixed with the water.Switch the gas off and blend the mixture.
Add fresh cream and blended mixture in a pan along with salt and pepper.
Lentil Soup- Easiest way to feed dal to toddlers
Boil moong dal in a pressure cooker with water.
Add some salt ,turmeric while boiling the dal.
Add few drops of lemon juice and serve with ghee/butter.
Potato Mixed veg soup-Greatness of potatoes with healthy veggies
salt and pepper
Cut all the vegetables into cube and pressure cook it adding water.Once the vegetables are boiled blend them in a blender.
Take a pan add some butter, add the mixture with some salt and pepper.
Your potato veggie soup is ready.
All these soups are loved by my baby ,although half way through he takes it without much of effort but after half the bowl is finished I have to make effort to make him have the whole soup.But till date he has finished it without much ado.
Why I make soups at home ?
I was not someone who would try out soup recipes and wanted to introduce the ones available in the market.But knowing the stabilisers and preservatives being added I dropped the idea.I tried the chicken soup first and N simply loved it.Then on I have been confident and started experimenting with his tastes.So far I have been successful .Soups till date are helping us have a balanced diet as I add the veggies which he doesn’t like in his Khichdi.
Experimenting with taste is the key
Experiment with fresh cream, cheese, butter and then stick to what your baby likes the most with a change once a week or two.
I will be updating new recipes after we try it and is loved by us.If you have any recipe which is loved by your baby do share in the comment box below.