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Soup for Supper
January 9, 2009 | Home >Healthy Kids >Soup for Supper

Soup for Supper

Soup for Supper. 10 reasons you need to add soup to your weekly meal plan!
The vegetable soup for dinner last night didn’t exactly bring the kids running to the dining table.  But when I told them we were eating the soup out of bowl made from bread, they literally did come running to see what I was talking about.  They were excited about their bread bowls.  We tried this recipe for Vegetable soup.

Soup is a must for my new meal weekly meal planning.  Here are ten reasons soup should be on yours.

  1. Its economical!  Soup is one of the cheapest dinners around.
  2. Its a great way to get extra vegetables.
  3. It can be hassle free if you chop up your vegetables ahead of time then just assemble in a crock pot to simmer all day.
  4. Non-cream based soups are generally lower in calories, yet more filling.
  5. It can be them main dish, or a side.
  6. It warms you up in the winter.
  7. Makes a good freezer meal.  (Make a double batch and put half in the freezer.  You’ll have another meal for a busy night).
  8. Makes a great meal for a needy neighbor.  Make one soup in a huge pot, and you should have enough for two families.
  9. Great way to add heart healthy herbs into your diet.
  10. Great way to add beans into your diet. 1 cup a day is the goal!

Our favorite is Potato Soup. Do your kids have a favorite?

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Mary Kathryn says:

Chicken tortilla soup, http://jaspersonmeals.blogspot.com/2008/08/chicken-tortilla-soup.html, is my 4 year olds favorite. My 3 year old likes any with ground beef or broccoli and cheese.

Whitney says:

Mmmmm, I’ve had that soup recipe before. It’s really good. Did you make or buy bread bowls?

cathy says:

I agree with all of your reasons for soup! I always cook a double batch and freeze half for those days when I just don’t feel like cooking. Plus, with all of the liquid, soups are generally filling without being calorie laden (unless cream is the liquid).

That said, I rarely will have soup on my own. I like soup, but it doesn’t always do it for me. But, my hubby is a HUGE soup fan, so we do have it quite often.

Hoping that you’ll share more soup recipes!

Tia says:

Yes, I stole a great Southwest Chili recipe from a friend and Darrell and I crave it all the time. The best part is that it is made from ingredients I always have at home!
2 cans Mexican stewed (or something similar) tomatoes
1 can green chili’s
2 cups water
1 can corn (drained)
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 lb. ground beef or italian sausage cooked
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
2 tsps. cumin
Salt to taste

Puree the tomatoes and green chili’s in your blender. In a soup pot cook the onion in a little bit of olive oil until it begins to become transulcent then add the minced garlic. Cook 2 additional minutes. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer 15 minutes and serve with tortilla chips.

It is THE BEST!!!

HealthNut says:

I just make chicken soup with rice and veggies for the kids and they enjoyed it. I think it would have been a bigger hit with bread bowls. Can you buy them in a store?

Amy says:

Thanks for all the soup ideas. We are always looking for new ones. I did get the bread bowls at a local grocery store. I have never tried to make them on my own.

Liz says:

I just found your site and LOVE IT! Thanks for all the great tips, recipes, etc.

~Liz
http://agiveawayaday.blogspot.com/

We have soup at least once, and sometimes twice a day at my house. The children’s favorite is barley soup.

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The best soup i make is when I have left over vegetable. Put the veggies in a big pot, fill with water. Cook for 30 minutes and blend it till come creamy. Serve with it fresh bread and you’ll have a grate time with the family.Children love it!! ( Don’t tell whats is in. tell is a secret)

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