Here's a collection of healthy soup recipes that are a warm, comforting hug for your baby. Bursting with flavors that both kids and adults will love, these recipes will make family dinner times a breeze.
Favorite Baby Soups
Soups are a nutritious and comforting option for babies and young children, especially during periods of illness or lack of appetite. Their soft, easily digestible texture makes them ideal for little ones who may have difficulty chewing or swallowing solid foods.
Soups are also incredibly versatile! They can be pureed to a smooth consistency for babies just starting on purees or baby-led weaning, or left chunky for older babies and toddlers who are learning to handle more textured foods.
All the soups mentioned here are not only kid-friendly but also lifesavers for busy families. You can whip them up in advance, ensuring you have a healthy and tasty dinner ready to go, even on the most hectic days.
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- Favorite Baby Soups
- 1. Carrot and Lentil Soup
- 2. Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
- 3. Pumpkin Carrot Soup
- 4. Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Soup
- 5. Vegetable Beef Cabbage Soup
- 6. Korean Pumpkin Porridge
- 7. Korean Radish Soup
- 8. Non-Spicy Korean Tofu Soup
- 9. Vitamix Tomato Soup
- Serving Suggestions for Kids Soup
- How to Store Baby Soup
1. Carrot and Lentil Soup
You'll be amazed by how filling this soup is! It combines hearty red lentils, creamy coconut milk, and other nourishing ingredients that your child and the whole family will love!
2. Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
This cozy soup delivers that familiar rich and creamy goodness you'd expect from a traditional broccoli cheddar soup but with a healthier twist! Made with simple ingredients, it's seriously such an easy meal.
3. Pumpkin Carrot Soup
With the star power of pumpkin, there's no need for an extensive list of ingredients to make this delicious soup shine.
It's silky-smooth texture is especially perfect for babies, and it's also a great soup for special holiday gatherings, like Thanksgiving.
4. Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Soup
Thanks to the cauliflower and chickpeas, this vegan soup is rich, creamy and hearty. You'll be amazed by how creamy it is without the use of cream or milk. And the neutral-tasting cauliflower just soaks up all the flavors.
5. Vegetable Beef Cabbage Soup
Whipping up this cabbage soup is a total cinch – everything cooks in one pot, creating a comforting blend of tender beef, rich tomato goodness, and loads of cabbage and veggies.
And if your child doesn't like cabbage (yet!), this hearty soup might just work its magic and change their minds!
6. Korean Pumpkin Porridge
Known as "hobakjuk" in Korea, this beloved Korean recipe is incredibly popular and wonderfully simple, requiring only three ingredients to make. It's a comforting and smooth pumpkin porridge, often enjoyed as a warm meal or even dessert during chilly days.
7. Korean Radish Soup
In Korea, this Korean radish soup stands out as a go-to recipe for moms, especially when a family member is unwell or when they crave a comforting, hearty meal that truly nourishes.
It happens to be one of, if not THE favorite soup among my kids.
8. Non-Spicy Korean Tofu Soup
I modified the traditional spicy recipe to create a baby and kid-friendly version that everyone can enjoy.
Tofu provides a great source of protein and is soft and easy to chew, making it perfect for babies transitioning to solid foods. The mild flavors of this soup ensure that it's kid-friendly, and the nutritious vegetables add essential vitamins and minerals to your family's diet.
9. Vitamix Tomato Soup
Made all in the blender, this tomato soup is loaded with a medley of vegetables and healthy fats (hello avocado)! It's creamy and hearty and begs to be dunked with grilled cheese or any other tasty dippables you fancy.
Serving Suggestions for Kids Soup
- Make sure the soup has cooled down before serving to your child.
- Use child-friendly bowls - choose those that are easy for little hands to hold and aren't too heavy. I love this stainless steel set because the bowl comes with a handle and is easy to clean. This is a great suction bowl for babies.
- Thicker soups are easier for babies to self-feed as they learn to eat on their own. You can keep the consistency smooth or chunky.
- For smooth-textured soups, consider mixing the soup with lentils, oatmeal, pasta, rice, etc. to make it easier to scoop. This is also a great way to incorporate more texture and nutrition.
- Dipping fun - make eating more interactive by serving the soup alongside toast, crackers, chips, vegetables, etc.
- Pressuring doesn't work. Role modeling does! So go on and enjoy your bowl of soup without commenting on what they are or aren't eating. It just might pique your child's interest.
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How to Store Baby Soup
Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through or in the microwave.
To freeze, first let the soup cool completely. Then transfer to freezer-safe containers or freezer bags, making sure to leave some space at the top of the container or bag for expansion. You can freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw soup in the refrigerator overnight.
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