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So much thought and care goes into a meal. We plan the menu, shop for ingredients, prepare the food and then sit down to enjoy it. Usually. If you have fastidious eaters in your family, this can be challenging, because kids are often picky about what they’ll eat and when. They'll reject one dish for being too spicy or another because it has peas in it. So many parents find themselves having to come up with creative solutions on short notice to avoid throwing out perfectly good food that has been prepared with loving care. The solution is soups! They are fast to make, easy to store and reheat well if there is any left over (which hopefully there won't be). Let's get started...
Soups are incredibly versatile. They can be as simple or as fancy as you want them to be, they can be made in advance and stored, or they can be made on the spot if you're short on time. You can make soups healthy, hearty, or light, depending on the ingredients, and you can serve them as starters, sides, main courses, or even desserts.
No matter what your dietary needs are, you can find a soup to suit them. Soups are versatile in their uses as well. They can be eaten hot, at room temperature, or chilled. They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and with their wide variety of flavours and textures, they can be enjoyed by everyone from very young children to the elderly. Soups are also hearty, comforting, and delicious vehicles for stretching your food budget.
There are several reasons why kids might be fussy eaters. First, they may be in the normal developmental phase of being picky. This means they are learning to identify foods that they like or don't like, which may mean they are just not ready. Just like with anything else, practice makes perfect, so keep trying with them. The other possibility is that they are experiencing sensory overload. In other words, they may be feeling stressed, excited, or anxious, which can make them unable to finish a meal. If this is the case, try to figure out what might be causing it, and take steps to reduce it.
For example, if you are expecting a baby, or have a child who has a sibling on the way, your child may be feeling overly excited. In those cases, it's good to find ways to help your child calm down, such as playing quiet games, reading books, and so on. The third possibility is that they may have a medical condition that is affecting their eating habits. If your child is already on a special diet due to a medical condition, they may be sensitive to certain foods. Be on the lookout for changes in behaviour when introducing new foods.
Soups are a great way to get picky eaters to eat their vegetables. It is also a great way to avoid food waste and save time, money and stress. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making soup for fussy eaters. You can keep the veggies hidden. Most kids won’t notice that there are vegetables in the soup if you don’t make a big deal out of it. Add some protein. If you are making a vegetable soup, add a protein to it, such as beans, meat, or tofu, to make it more filling.
Having enough protein in your diet is important for your health and well-being. Make it creamy. You can make a vegetable or chicken soup creamy by adding a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche, or a scoop of cream cheese to it. This will also make it more filling. You can also throw in a few potatoes to thicken your soup.