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Pumpkin Soup Kids Love
A few months back, I was lucky enough to try out my kid-friendly cooking skills when I looked after one of my little cousins for the day. She was just over 1 at the time and able to eat a lot of things, but my biggest concern was making something that was healthy but would also appeal to her so we could both enjoy lunch together.
At our house, we love clean eating and often try making new dishes from scratch. We have quite a lot of recipe books, but I’m not really one for following a recipe.
I think of recipe’s more as a guide to something I might try. I don’t usually measure ingredients, I use whatever I think looks right, substitute ingredients for what I think will taste best and / or is a healthier alternative and hope for the best (most of the time it works out fine).
We’re conscious though that making healthy food that kids will love is a whole other issue!
After a bit of thought I decided on pumpkin soup. Luckily, it was a hit! She loved it so much she decided it was time to try her hand at feeding herself.
If you’re keen to try out this recipe, the ingredients are below (no measurements, as I mentioned I don’t tend to measure, just go with whatever looks like the right amount to suit your tastes). I hope your kids enjoy it as much as this little cherub did!
• Sweet potato
• Japanese Pumpkin
• Salt & Pepper
• Chicken stock (I used an organic liquid stock)
• Sour cream
• Bread & butter
1. Cut up all the ingredients and place in large pot
2. Cover with chicken stock
3. Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer
4. Once all ingredients are cooked and start to break up on their own, mix with a hand mixer
5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a slice of bread and butter if you fancy!
Bio: Dominique has a background in psychology and education and uses her knowledge to share simple and effective behaviour strategies with parents on her website Oh Beehave! created by her and her husband Sam. Dominique and Sam are recently married, so while they were working together to build their website, they decided it would be a fun side project to blog about their experience towards parenthood. Unfortunately, their journey has been more challenging than they (or anyone else) could have anticipated. Follow along to see how their journey pans out on the blog at Oh Beehave!
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