Kids can sometimes get the notion that they don't like a certain vegetable; but sometimes they've only had that vegetable prepared one way. Give each vegetable a chance by preparing them a variety of ways before nixing them from your menu. Most kids like raw carrots, and most kids like carrot soup with its slightly sweet, familiar flavor. Adding fun garnishes can up kids' interest level. Try popcorn, goldfish crackers, croutons, yogurt, shredded cheese, or shredded carrot!
Yield: 4 servings
1 T olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 C chopped green onion
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 pounds carrots, roughly chopped
4 C reduced sodium vegetable broth
Adults Only: Place the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes, or until softened.
Add the carrots to the pot, pour in the broth, stir and bring to a boil. When the broth boils, reduce heat to low and cover the pot with its lid, leaving it slightly ajar. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are very tender. When the carrots are tender, puree using an immersion blender. (If using a regular blender, allow to cool first, puree & reheat if needed.)
Adults can spoon the soup into bowls, and then kids can add popcorn, goldfish crackers, or other fun garnishes. Enjoy!
Nutrition: Calories 152 | Total Fat 4.9g | Saturated Fat 0.9g | Trans Fat 0.0g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 1176mg | Potassium 839mg | Total Carbohydrates 20.8g | Dietary Fiber 5.1g | Sugars 10.2g | Protein 6.8g