Feeding vegetables to kids is a dainty task ,but a colorful and aromatic hearty soup bowl can make this task easier. This is a seasonal soup prepared from seasonal vegetables during winter. I always emphasize on use of seasonal ingredients and fresh produce in your child’s food.
Here’s a, simple and healthy Beetroot ,Carrot and Lentils Soup recipe for your little one
- 1 cup chopped beetroot, carrots, peas and potatoes
- 2 to 3 cups water.
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 1 garlic pod finely chopped
- 1 cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp of red lentils
- Salt to taste
- Pressure cook all the ingredients for 15 to 20 minutes till the veggies are soft and mushy.
- You can add half a teaspoon of butter for taste(optional).
- If the kids are below 1 year, you can strain the soup or blend it using a hand blender.
- For kids above 1 year, feed with a spoon.
Benefits of ingredients used in the soup
Beet, carrot and peas: Every season brings an array of beautiful fresh produce full of seasonal goodness and high nutritional value. The beets, carrots and peas are full of beta carotenes necessary to produce vitamin A which is important for imparting healthy vision besides being rich in fiber and providing fresh flavors to your food.
Garlic: It should be introduced to children in small quantities, given preferably to kids above 1 year.
Cinnamon: Has anti-inflammatory properties that are good for boosting immunity and improves digestion capacity of the child.
Cardamom: Fights off common cold and flu
Onions: They are great source of antioxidants and nutrients for kids.
Red lentils: They are great source of protein used for cell building and repair
This article is a guest post by Mrs. Indrani Sen, a nutrition freak and renowned food blogger.Indrani is a mother of a beautiful girl and is passionate about food, cooking and technology. She’s a professor at a suburban college in Mumbai and when she’s not teaching, she’s busy conducting cookery workshops and cooking up delicious meals for family and friends. She also runs a popular food & travel blog called Indrani Will Teach.To read more recipes from her please click on the link given below: