Fun Healthy Recipes for Kids – Chicken Noodle Soup
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The other day, my 7 year old came to me and said that she’d created her own recipe and would like to make it with me. She called it Pee Wee Soup, which sounded a little strange. But her recipe sounded simple enough – and when I learned that it was loaded with veggies, I was sold! I bought fresh broccoli and asparagus, but the rest of the items were already stocked in our fridge and pantry.
I used a basic recipe for chicken noodle soup and modified it to suit our needs.
Fun Healthy Recipes for Kids – Let Your Kids Create Their Own Recipes!
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
- 10 baby carrots, chopped
- 1 bunch asparagus, blanched (see below) and cut into thirds
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 can cooked chicken, shredded
- 8 ounces egg noodles
- 12 cups water
- 9 teaspoons or cubes chicken bouillon
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- In a large stock pot, melt the butter.
- Saute celery, onion, and broccoli in the butter.
- Add carrots and blanched asparagus (boil for 3 minutes, then dunk in ice water).
- Add chicken, water, bouillon, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaf, and parsley. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add noodles, and simmer for 10 more minutes.
And Sophia’s Pee Wee Soup was complete! My girls ate it for dinner and seemed to enjoy it, although the real test will be to see if they eat the leftovers (there are lots).
I liked the soup too! The only change I would make is to omit the celery, but that’s just a personal preference – I don’t like cooked celery. The seasoning was just right and the noodles were perfect. It was full of health ingredients and fun to make and and great way to get my reluctant veggie eaters to eat a healthy meal. And best of all, my daughter was so proud of her creation. The joy on her face was priceless, and because of that, I would have eaten her soup regardless of the taste.
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