Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monster soup

Soup is an easy meal and very nutritious, but my boys won't eat it.  What it there was some sea monsters lurking under those vegetables would that do the trick?

I started with a turnip and butternut squash.  Both are great for carving into shapes.  Any shape will work like fish, stars, faces, and even noodles, {We are gluten free}  My boys were excited to make their shapes and it turned out to be the best soup I have made for a bit.

 I sliced it to make chips, easier to carve shapes.  My son did carve from squares.

{ Notice the lazer gun on the counter while my boys carve.}

 With the butternut squash, peel it and cut in to pieces. 

I did not get all the pictures I wanted to show the creations my boys made. They did eat it and even wanted more.

Simple soup

Half to full chicken raw
Cover in large pot with water.
Heat to boil and turn down to simmer for 1-2 hours.
This creates the broth, remove chicken and use meat and broth for soup.

Add in your favorite vegetables.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Broth is very nutritious when made with skin, bones, and meat.  It adds great fats that growing children need for their body growth and brain development. Adding in broth and soups to your children's diet is very simple and nutritious.

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1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea! I will need to keep that in mind; shapes in your soup are always more fun to eat!