As a mum I am a big fan of soups.
First off they are quick.
Second, they are cheap.
Third, they are one of the best ways to I know to get large quantities of veg into picky eaters who really don’t like it.
Now I know some mums think hiding veg is a bad idea and I agree picky eaters need to get used to the texture of veg.
But, if it’s a trade off between one tiny mouthful of broccoli and a super large “hidden” helping eaten without protest, I plump for the latter.
Soup is particularly brilliant for hiding the green veg kids find bitter because you can puree everything up … including some lentils or beans for protein … and then serve it with loads of cheese and yummy garlic bread for an extremely healthy quick meal.
It’s also a great way to introduce your kids to great value seasonal root veg in winter.
The BIG BIG trick to making tasty soup fast is having the veg in the freezer.
I try to shop for veg once a week, chop it all up & bag it in the freezer in portions.
I’ll even freeze chopped celery and garlic. That way you can start the soup in just a few minutes then leave it completely alone for 15 – 20 minutes until you…