I know I’m not the only one who feels like winter draaaags on. Once January hits I feel like we deserve summer. Right? We have already had two long months of winter…I am ready for the sun! Sadly, this just isn’t the reality for us (completely crazy) Canadians. We still have 3-4 months of this left!
Thankfully, I created this dreamy creamy lentil soup to help make it a bit more bearable. It is totally kid approved too. My kids both ate a second helping. It made enough for me to stick leftovers in the fridge too, so we will be able to have easy leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
My girls both really love curry spice. I introduced this flavor to both of them early. It’s mild and very tasty for little ones. Exposing their palettes to lots of different flavors really helps to expose them to a variety of foods, and gives me more options in the kitchen when they will eat food with a certain flavor profile. I can sprinkle curry spice on anything and my kids will eat it. It’s amazing.
One of the things I love most about this soup is it uses some of those “always on hand” ingredients I mentioned in my last post. Carrots, celery, onions, garlic and lentils. These are tried and true staples in my house! And they all last for a long time when stored properly in the fridge (celery and carrots), on the counter (onions, garlic), or in a glass jar (lentils).
You can also chop the veggies before hand and have them stored in the fridge for when you need them, making this come together very quickly. It is also an easy recipe to involve your kids with. My oldest daughter loves helping in the kitchen. She loves to stir vegetables while they saute, or dump ingredients into a pot. This soup is an easy one to involve your kids with because the list of ingredients is so short.
During the winter months, I always have bone broth on hand to make quick and easy soups. You can find the recipe for bone broth and learn more about all of its amazing benefits HERE.
I hope you enjoy this warming and nourishing soup this winter!