Soup is an excellent way to get nutrients into your fussy eater, trouble is some kids are so fussy that they won't even eat soup - like my son!
When I first tried to get him to really eat soup I managed to get him eating potato and leek. He liked potatoes so I knew that would be an easy place to start and he liked white food. The only problem was that he already ate heaps of potatoes in the form of homemade chips and I didn't really feel like it was adding that much extra to his diet.
This recipe I'm going to share with you today has worked a treat. I first made it all cauliflower and then as time has gone on I've managed to add bone broth for extra goodness and other light coloured veggies. If you don't already make your own bone broth read this great blog post by Natural New Age Mum where she explains why it's different to stock and how to make it - click here.
I tend to stick to peeled zucchini and celery but I have also used turnip and squash if I have them. Don't be tempted to add parsnip because it has a strong taste and you probably won't get away with that!
This recipe is based on the Cauliflower Soup recipe out of the Thermomix Every Day Cookbook but even without a Thermomix you can easily make this! Just cook all of the ingredients together on your stove top until the veggies are soft and puree until really thick and smooth. I'm going to give the Thermomix instructions below.
Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free
600g homemade chicken bone broth (or filtered water)
600g cauliflower in small florets
100g chopped celery
100g peeled zucchini
1 tbsp Thermomix stock paste (or season as desired if you don't have this)
1 tbsp coconut oil
Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2015 Happy Tummies
That's it! I always use soup to add veggies to a meal that traditionally doesn't have any like pizza, a toasted sandwich, a bacon and egg burger etc. It's really handy to have in the fridge on a busy night so I can pull it out and add it to the start of a quick meal. It's great for lunches too!