Top 10 Vegetable Soup Recipes For Kids

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Children are quite fussy eaters, especially when it comes to eating their vegetables. However, many children enjoy slurping down soups, so you could encourage them to eat their greens with some delicious vegetable soup recipes for kids. Soups also help keep children hydrated when they are feeling unwell.

Vegetables are important for the overall growth and development of children. They are rich in several nutrients that are essential for protecting the body from different illnesses and help in maintaining a healthy body.

Keep reading this post as we have compiled a list of tasty vegetable soups recipes for children that will help ensure their daily vegetable requirements are met.

Top 10 Easy Vegetable Soup Recipes For Kids:

These easy to make and healthy soup recipes will make some delicious quick meals for your kids:

1. Sweet Potato Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Plain rice milk
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste – optional
  • Chopped spinach
  • Chopped parsley for garnish – optional

How To:

  1. Bake the sweet potatoes. Leave them aside to cool. Peel the potatoes and mash them well in a bowl.
  2. Take a large pan and add all the ingredients in it. Keep it on medium heat and let the mix boil.
  3. You can add more rice milk if you feel the soup is turning thick.
  4. Turn off the heat and let it cool for about a couple of hours. Add some garnish if you want.

2. Creamy Broccoli Soup:

You Will Need:

Salt and black pepper to taste – optional

How To Make:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and sauté until they turn golden.
  2. Add the broccoli and water and let it boil.
  3. Put the mix in a blender and add the beans.
  4. Now transfer the mix back to the pan and heat it. Add the dill and the seasoning along with the tofu.

3. Tofu And Vegetable Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Vegetable broth
  • Chopped baby corn
  • Red bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • baby spinach leaves
  • Peas
  • Fresh ginger paste – optional
  • Tofu
  • Minced scallions
  • Salt, black pepper or soy sauce – optional
  • Water

How To Make:

  1. Heat a pot. Add the broth, baby corn, and ginger. Bring it all to a simmer.
  2. Next add the bell peppers, peas, broccoli, tofu, and peas. You can also add water.
  3. Add the scallions and spinach and stir.
  4. Add soy sauce, salt or pepper and serve after five minutes.

4. Tomato Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt and black pepper – optional
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Balsamic vinegar – optional
  • Sugar

How To Make:

  1. Add the tomatoes, onion, broth, and garlic in a pot and cook it on medium flame. Let it all boil. Reduce the heat and let the mix simmer. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Put the mix in a blender and churn.
  3. In a pan, heat the butter and add flour. Stir until it turns brown. Add the tomato mix. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook until the soup is thick. Garnish with basil.

5. Split Pea Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Green peas
  • Vegetable broth
  • Water
  • Chopped potatoes
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Dry mustard
  • Cumin
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt and black pepper – optional

How To Make:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a soup pot.
  2. Let it cook for about four hours on medium heat.

6. Tomato Barley And Vegetable Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Chopped celery
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Vegetable broth
  • Barley
  • Salt and pepper – optional

How To Make:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic.
  2. Add the celery and carrots and stir until tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, vegetable broth, seasoning and barley and stir. Let it all boil.
  4. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for another 30 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and seasoning and cook for ten minutes.

7. Cauliflower Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Chopped onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Salt and pepper – optional
  • Flour
  • Vegetable broth
  • Cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Red pepper flakes – optional

How To Make:

  1. Heat the oil in a pot. Add onions, carrots, celery, salt, and pepper. Sauté until the vegetables turn tender.
  2. Add flour and cook for another four to five minutes. Add the vegetable broth and mix well. Add the cauliflower.
  3. Let this all boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the cauliflower turns tender.
  4. Churn the mix in a blender. Put it back into the pot and cook on medium flame.
  5. Add the cream and red pepper flakes. Let it come to a boil.
  6. Garnish with cheese.

8. Sweet Corn Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Sweet corns
  • Milk
  • Corn flour
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Salt and pepper – optional

How To Make:

  1. Cook the corn separately in a pressure cooker until tender.
  2. Put the remaining corn in a blender and add half of the milk and salt. Blend to make a smooth paste. Strain the mix.
  3. Put it in a pan and cook on low heat. Add some milk and coriander in the pan. Let it boil on a medium flame for about five minutes.
  4. Use the remaining milk to dissolve the corn flour. Mix well and add to the pan along with the seasoning.
  5. Garnish with spring onions.

9. Potato Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Potato cubes
  • Diced carrots
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Vegetable stock
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cream
  • Chopped scallions – optional

How To Make:

  1. In a pan, add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and vegetable stock.
  2. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat.
  3. Before you serve the soup, add the cheese and cream. Serve with scallions.

10. Lentil And Vegetable Soup:

You Will Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Chopped celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Bay leaves
  • Water or vegetable broth
  • Green lentils
  • Salt – optional

How To Make:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic and cook until tender.
  2. Add the broth, lentils and bay leaves.
  3. Cook over medium heat for about thirty minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and cook for another fifteen to twenty minutes.
  5. Add spinach and salt and cook until tender. Remove from heat and serve.

You can mix and match all the ingredients as per your child’s taste and preference.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does homemade vegetable soup last in the refrigerator to feed children?

Vegetable soup can be refrigerated for about 3-4 days if packed and stored properly (1). But, make sure to reheat the soup adequately before feeding it to your children.

2. Can children have spicy vegetable soup?

Yes. Children can eat spicy food, including spicy vegetable soup. However, serve it in moderation to avoid potential gastrointestinal discomfort.

3. Which soup is best for cold in children?

A warm chicken soup works best for relieving the symptoms of cold in children (2).

Vegetables are an essential part of a nutritious, balanced diet. But it may not be an easy task to feed children vegetables as most of them turn out to be picky eaters. Thus, we have prepared this list of easy and healthy vegetable soups that you can make for your little one, and they won’t even realize that they have vegetables. Moreover, these soups can be made easily with the ingredients already present in your kitchen. So, mix and match ingredients and prepare a delicious soup that your child will surely enjoy.

References:

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  1. Refrigerator & Freezer Storage Chart.
    https://refb.org/file_download/inline/eca28d0c-e507-4663-8576-3cf98022f025
  2. Vicky Cerino; Got a cold or flu? Try chicken soup to ease symptoms.
    https://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=5163

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Mitha Shameer

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Dina Totosegis

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Dina Totosegis is a registered dietitian specializing in pediatrics. She has graduated from McGill University with Bachelors in Physiology as well as Dietetics and Human Nutrition. She started working in wellness clinics and fitness clubs in Montreal, Canada, and Austin, US, helping individuals establish a healthy way of life through nutritious food, an active lifestyle, and a positive mindset.  Since... more

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