I know I can’t be the only one who secretly gets happy when the leaves start falling? I busted out my big socks and scarves SO quickly once the weather turned. FALL IS MY JAM, PEOPLE. I described my love for cozy drinks in my last post…and I guess the cozy trend continues. Warm socks, cozy drinks, huge scarves, and a cup of warm soup seriously make my heart sing.
Soup is such a great way to get your veggies in. Which makes it an awesome food for kids! Even better – if you have a picky eater on your hands, blending a soup totally hides all the veggies, so they don’t even need to know what is in there! And let’s be honest, husbands can be picky eaters too, haha! I am actually not a huge fan of hiding veggies because I think it is important for kids to learn to love them, but if you can’t for the life of you get your child to eat greens (for example), blending up some kale like I did in this soup is a great way to get them use to it! My kids DEVOURED this soup. They are 9 months and 4 years old. My 4 year old asked for thirds and proclaimed that it was the best soup she has ever had in her whole life. So…don’t take my word for it, take hers 😉
When you are at the grocery store, I know it can be tempting to reach for ready made soup. Life is busy! But there is so much crap in them as most contain MSG and are incredibly high in both salt and even sugar. Making soup from scratch can be simple (needs to be simple) , and when you do it yourself, you know EXACTLY what goes in it. Making and using your own broth is so easy and really increases the health factor of a homemade soup, too. You can learn how to make it HERE.
Here are a couple tips to make this soup come together even faster:
- Pre-cut your veggies and keep them in the fridge until you need them. They can be chopped several days beforehand. You can even throw all of the spices in there!
- Cut the veggies up really small (or even use a food processor with the shredding blade) to make for even faster cooking
Stay warm and enjoy!