20 Baby and Kid Friendly Soups and Stews
Stew is a great dish to pack in as much veggies as possible to your babies diet. Easy to make, especially in a slow cooker, and perfect to make a double dinner and freeze the leftovers for those busy days. I found that stews make a great family friendly meal as they suit all ages. You can pack in lots of flavour and ingredients.
To make it baby led weaning friendly, I pour the soup part into a sippy cup and let them get to work on the soft veggies and really tender meat.
Salmon and shellfish are super rich in nutrients and contain high quality proteins, minerals, vitamins as well as being high in omega-3’s which are needed for good brain health. I’m hoping if I give my little guy every week that he will be super smart.
Wild Rice Soup
Try this wild rice soup and it could become one of your family favourites. It is creamy, flavourful, dairy free, and pretty easy to make!
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This slow cooker chicken noodle soup is a quick and easy and full of healthy ingredients. It is also a brilliant recipe that you can get your little one to help you with, making it both fun and nutritious. Plus, who doesn’t love a simple slow cooker recipe?
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Out all day? Come home to this delicious Slow Cooker Beef Stew; a complete dish that you can set up and forget about until you need it.
Chicken Chickpea Stew
This Chicken Chickpea Stew is delicious accompanied with crusty bread, stuffed into pita pockets or served with quinoa, rice, couscous or potatoes. The smoked paprika adds a delicious flavour that is sure to make this an easy family dinner idea.
Carrot and Parsnip Soup
Carrots and parsnips and sweet and delicious and will appeal to babies (and grown ups!) with a sweeter tooth.
Souper Hero Soup
This soup is named ‘Souper’ Hero Soup because it is literally jam packed with iron rich veggies and because when I was taking the photo my little munchkin just happened to be wearing a super hero costume (i’m pretty proud of the ‘souper hero’ lol). This soup is true to it’s name though and is a perfect way to get lots of extra nutritious goodness into your baby. So if your looking for a high iron and vitamin rich recipe for baby led weaning that tastes yummy then look no further!
Slow Cook Beef Stew 2
When it comes to cold weather, you can’t look past a hearty slow cooker beef stew! It’s perfect for warming up cold kids and adults too!
Soup is such a versatile dish, thick and chunky hearty soups and thinner, veggie-based soups are both delicious options that kid friendly and family friendly. This broccoli soup is one of those, it’s perfect for lunchtime, or even as a starter at dinner time.
Creamy Chicken Soup
Soup is a great way to get kids to eat veggies, if you do it right. When it is filled with fun colors, and you use a few simple tricks to make it taste amazing, soup can be a really kid friendly, nourishing meal for kids.This creamy chicken soup was the launching pad for my kids and soup. It’s kind of soup with training wheels, soup for the kid who thinks they don’t like soup. The secret weapon is the pasta.
Vegan Tortilla Soup
This smoky, spicy tortilla soup is a bowl full of yummy goodness. The perfect winter warmer and easy family meal. Also, a great option to introduce your little one to new flavours in the baby led weaning journey.
Chicken Noodle Soup
A warming chicken noodle soup is packed full of goodness including lots of vitamin C to help keep germs at bay.
Rainy Day Chicken and Veggie Stew
Another veggie packed option that your little one can get involved in the making of. Made in the slow cooker this is an easy but healthy option for the family to enjoy.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup
Do you know how to make pumpkin soup better? You add peanut butter. Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Soup is a total game changer. For one it’s delicious, secondly, it’s so easy, and then you have the added bonus of adding nuts to a soup which adds both protein and fats.. winning!
Amazing Orange Vegetable Soup
To make a good soup you just need stock, roughly chopped veggies and a little time to let it cook. It’s a super easy and hearty, warming food that just always makes me feel better. This is probably the most kid friendly soup I have ever tasted. It’s cheap, ridiculously delicious and an amazing way of getting so much goodness into the entire family.
Chicken Noodle Soup
The perfect soup to help you use up left over chicken from your Sunday roast. Delicious and light, it is the perfect soup for little ones when they have ill poorly or are just getting their appetite back.
Beef and Barley Stew
This beef and barley stew is a great family meal idea, something for the whole family to enjoy. Beef, Barley and Kale all cooked in one pot to make a comforting hearty bowl of stew that is healthy too.
When I started weaning Oscar my Dad gave me about 20 beets, fresh dug, covered in muck and so my obsession began. Beetroot is exceptionally nutritious and are rich in iron, calcium and vitamins so I was determined to give my baby a taste of them early on. I made everything from beetroot hummus to beetroot pesto to beetroot chocolate muffins and he loved every one. Be warned though, get yourself a good cover all bib as beetroot does stain although it washes off faces and hands really easily.
Cauliflower and Asparagus Soup
Cauliflower and asparagus are packed full of flavour and nutrients to boost the immune system and provide your little ones with a vegetable packed and interesting diet. Try out this delicious green soup and it is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Lamb and Farro Stew
Farro is an Italian grain made from whear and stay crunchy when cooked so it adds the perfect bite to a soft stew. This slow cooked lamb stew is easy and tasty and another easy diner for the whole family to enjoy.
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