Preschool Kitchen: Winter Soup Basics for You and Your Child

With spring just around the corner, you might be wishing with all your heart that it was time for homemade ice cream and dinner from the grill. In many parts of the country, though, there are several more months of cold and snow to wade through before we thaw out and can begin to enjoy some of our favorite spring and summer foods. If you’re somewhere cold, you might be interested in cooking something that’ll warm your belly and leave your house smelling delicious. And if you’ve got a helper you might be on the hunt for recipes you can make with your little one. Check out the awesome winter soup recipes below that are delicious and perfect for little helping hands!

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a well-loved classic that even the pickiest little one usually enjoys. This yummy recipe includes only six ingredients and, if you use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store instead of cooking your own, you’ll keep the flavor and save the time it would have taken you to roast a chicken! As you make this winter soup your little one will enjoy measuring, pouring, and stirring as you chop and heat the ingredients on the stovetop.

Spinach and White Bean Soup

This recipe has a few more ingredients than you might be used to using with your little one but, if you’re willing to make the effort, we promise the taste will be worth it! If you’ve got a picky eater, simply leave out the spinach and enjoy a yummy white bean soup with your child.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you’ve got a cheese lover in your family, this is the soup to make this weekend. With a rich cheesy flavor, your child will hardly notice that this soup is broccoli based. To whip this winter soup up with your tot, take a few minutes to pre-measure ingredients before they join you for all the pouring and stirring they can take.  

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This twist on a classic chicken noodle soup has all the makings for a great lunch or dinner. Help your child learn to love the kitchen by letting them get their hands dirty as they help make this winter soup. Again, use a rotisserie chicken to save time so that you can enjoy the experience with your little one instead of stressing as you cook.

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Preschool Kitchen: Winter Soup Basics for You and Your Child

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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