So before I delve into the first part of my story, I wanted to share one of my favorite quick, easy, and healthy recipes! This is a sure fire way to enjoy your veggies and to get your kids to eat theirs! I’ve adapted this recipe from a dear friend who is the best I know at getting her kids to eat healthy! She makes her own chicken broth from scratch, but this is the working mom’s version!
I made this soup late last night and was so excited to eat it, I had it for breakfast! Give it a try, let me know what you think!
Easy and Delicious Veggie Soup
2 T. Butter
1 small onion
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped celery
1 potato, chopped
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. poultry seasoning
Additional seasoning of choice (thyme, seasoned salt, be creative!)
48 oz. chicken broth
1/2 c. frozen peas
1/2 c. frozen corn
1/3 cup quinoa or barley
1 small zucchini chopped (optional)
1/2 cup diced tomatoes (optional)
Any additional veggie you love!
Saute onion, carrots and celery in butter with lid on. Add potato and continue to sweat veggies for about 5 minutes. Add broth, grains, and additional veggies, and a little more salt, pepper, seasoning.
Simmer on low for about 30 minutes and ENJOY!