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vvviola Fri 26-Feb-16 17:37:21

DD2 is a bit of a nightmare when it comes to food (I've posted about her before - dairy and egg allergies, won't eat sandwiches, goes through phases of loving things and then refusing to eat them). And due to my/DH's work and our childcare arrangements I cook the night before and childminder heats the food up (which further limits things).

I'm getting concerned about the amount of fruit and veg she is eating (she has recently gone off carrots, oranges and apples, which she used to eat willingly)

So, long story short: she likes soup (at the moment) and I was thinking that a small portion of soup before her dinner might mean I am at least getting some vegetables in to her.

But my brain is stuck on tomato soup.

Any suggestions for fussy madam child friendly combinations (I suspect broccoli might not go down well, and all my attempts at mushroom soup have been watery and tasteless)

Any tried and tested ideas?

originalmavis Fri 26-Feb-16 17:41:56

Carrot and corriander
Butternut squash
Leet and potato
Cauliflower (nicer than it sounds)

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Fri 26-Feb-16 21:37:26

Will she eat anything spicy? Butternut with coconut milk and a sprinkle of chilli is good and really easy. I like curried or roasted cauliflower soup. Broth made with leeks, pearl barley and basically any other hearty veg. Mushroom soup is best when made with mushrooms that are pretty much considered passed their best, much better flavour from them, but the only recipe I know has dairy in it.

Artandco Fri 26-Feb-16 21:42:57

Mine like:

Butternut squash, sweet potato and coconut milk

Roast red pepper

Bacon and lentil.

Chicken and mushroom

Most have carrot/ onion/ celery in also

janethegirl2 Fri 26-Feb-16 21:50:12

Chuck all veg you can find into pot, ie carrots, onions, potatoes, peppers but not things like cabbage, sprouts, add a good stock cube like Kallo vegetable, and cook for around an hour. Blitz with a blender till smooth then add other veg you want to be identified ie extra carrot bits etc.

Most people eat this.

Alternatively go the whole hog and go go cauliflower or broccoli soup with Stilton, both my kids love this and will skyways eat it. Just ensure you put enough veg in before you blend it and add the Stilton and cream.

janethegirl2 Fri 26-Feb-16 21:51:06

Skyways??? Always !

champagnemum1 Fri 26-Feb-16 23:12:46

Similar recipe as janethegirl2. Today I made a soup of leeks, peppers, carrots, parsnips, potatoes (and sweet pots) green beans and frozen peas. Put it in a casserole dish and added chicken stock, herbs and black pepper. I also added a chunk of gammon which I shredded once it was cooked but normally I have cooked gammon which I add at the end of the cooking time. Just before it was ready I added some dumplings and served it with tiger bread and my 2 dc's ate everything. If I had served the same vegetables individually they would have been refused the lot!

MogLikesEggs Fri 26-Feb-16 23:17:59

I was going to start almost exactly the same thread - my DD likes red lentils, potato, onion and bnut squash with a small hint of curry powder - I sometimes put a little bit of spinach in.

Good soup blog:

Onykahonie Sat 27-Feb-16 16:22:51

I sweat off an onion and clove of garlic first then bung in whatever veg I need to use up. Cover with boiling water, add a handful of red lentils and a stock cube and simmer for 20 mins before blending.
A bit of ginger and/or cumin give a nice flavour.
Sweet-tasting veg like carrot, red peppers, parsnips and sweet potato mask the taste of green veg pretty well.

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