Friday, August 23, 2013
Do you have trouble getting the kids to eat soup? I do. And with sick kids at home, I had to find some way to fill them up with good greens and vitamin C foods.
Although it's we know it's both healthy and tasty, it can be a bit of a challenge for kids to even try it. Poppy and I had to get creative today to convince the young ones to eat the healthy green soup I made. I mean, who wouldn't drool at the sight of thick, green, gooey looking food right? Poppy thought the texture looked like crocodile skin so we called it 'Crocodile Soup'. They liked the sound of that so I had an idea. We made some crouton crocodile heads to float on our swampy soup. This really appealed to the younger kids who were now willing to try it and decided they'd like a bowl too! It's funny how a little imagination can go a long way for kids.
Saute' 1 chopped onion. Throw in 2 diced potatoes. Cover and cook on low heat until slightly soft. Add 3 diced zucchinis and 2 large handfuls of chopped baby spinach. Add 2 cups of boiling water and 1 cup vegetable stock. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Season to taste and blend until smooth.
To make the crocodiles cut a piece of bread into small rectangles, crusts removed. Butter in between so they stick. Squeeze one end together so one end pops open like a crocodile mouth. Slice some pitted olives and stick on one end for eyes. Float them on top. For a crispy crouton, you can toast the bread first or bake the triangles with brushed olive oil in a hot oven.
Now hopefully, if these little crocodile hunters of mine eat all their Crocodile Soup, they'll be feeling better in no time at all.