4 Kid-Approved Fall-Inspired Soup Recipesby Elizabeth MacDonald
The windows are open and the fall air is calling us to slow down and enjoy these days. School work can be completed outside; lunches can be eaten as picnics; soups can be cooked every day of the week.
It can be easy to over-indulge throughout this portion of the year. We generally are craving heavier meals, more desserts, and partake in unhealthy food and beverage choices. However, you can help prevent or limit these issues by meal planning and cooking for yourself. Soups are a great way to pack in the warmth and comfort while also including all of the healthy foods!
When toddlers and young kids need to be fed, many families opt to placate them with unhealthy and simple items. This does nothing to expand their palates and keep their bodies growing well. Instead, focus on fixing dinners that can be fun for everyone to enjoy! Creating a list of delicious fall-inspired soups that can have fun kid elements will have everyone asking for seconds.
Remember that you can freeze soups to be thawed and warmed another day, so make sure to cook at least a double batch!
Kid-Approved Fall-Inspired Soup Recipes
Busy-Life Hack: To save time, a rotisserie chicken can be stripped and used in soups instead of cooking your own chicken!
Chicken noodle soup wins the soup contest time and again. This classic is a family favorite because it is simple, easy, and reminds everyone of home. Taking the time to make your broth will have everyone’s mouths watering because your house will be full of that homemade smell! If your toddler (or if you yourself) is a noodle lover, make sure to add extra noodles.
Stepping Taco-Tuesday up a notch with this kid-approved taco soup recipe. The best part is that you can keep it as mild as needed and add any additional toppings to your bowl (Hello, Guac!) Another reason this recipe made our list is that it is done in under 30 minutes! (The original recipe says 20 minutes, but for the slow choppers out there, it’ll bring you closer to 30)
You need a fresh loaf of French bread on the side with this amazing soup. The cheesy-goodness will have your toddler begging for more.
Grab your can opener or start soaking your beans now! This is budget-friendly soup that can be stretched if you serve with rice. Seven different beans are included in this hearty soup, and the second day may be even better than the first.