Vegetable Soup for Your Kids

Vegetable souoSo, here again morning breeze has become mildly cold, now the best time has come to relish quick, hot comfort food, soups. One can enjoy soup any season but soups in  winter just feel soul soothing. Vegetable soups taste awesome  and healthy as you get to eat more veggies packed with nutrient. Kids are usually picky eaters, they become more fussy  when it comes to vegetables.

Perhaps the easiest way to add vegetables to your kids daily meal is to make and eat soup. Vegetable soup is the  best way to camoflage vegetables into your kid’s meal menu. Moreover, homemade soup are healthier option that ready to make soups available in market. All you need to have few ingredients and you can make a bowl of hearty soup.

Ingredients

Carrot – 1tsp

Potato – 1 tsp

Peas – 2 pods

Beans – 1tsp

Tomato – 1 tsp

Pumpkin – 1 small piece

Bottle gourd – 1 small piece

A pinch of Turmeric

A Pinch of salt

Ghee – ½ tsp

Water – 1 cup

How to Make Vegetable Soup? 

Wash all the vegetables in running water well. Peel them and cut them into small pieces.

Take all ingredients in pressure cooker, put one cup of water .

Add ghee, pinch of haldi and salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Serve soup in a bowl and garnish with a sprig of coriander.

Tips to Remember when Making Soup

1. It is a good idea to wait until your baby is six months old before starting her on solids

2. You can use  any vegetables of your choice for mixed vegetables soup. But the flavor and taste of this mixed vegetable soup differs based on the veggies you add in the soup.

3. For small babies , initially  when you start mixed  vegetable soup , strain it to make it clear soup. Once the baby gets adjusted with the clear vegetable soup, offer the mixed vegetable soup without strain.

4.  You can steam all vegetable in steamer followed by blending.

5.  Always make sure that your child is not allergic to  any vegetable you use for making mixed vegetable soup. To rule out any out  allergy, always start with single vegetable at one time.

6. Tomatoes are typically not recommended to be introduced to an infant until somewhere between 10 and 12 months of age. The acidity of tomatoes may prove harsh for an immature digestive system of baby.

7. There is no need to add salt  to your baby’s food in her first year. Babies need less than 1g of salt a day until they are 12 months old.

8. You can add any seasonal vegetable to soup – Beetroot, Cabbage ,Cauliflower mushrooms or Spinach leaves etc.

 

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