Amazing Orange Vegetable Soup
For the past few weeks I was struck down with the flu, none of this cold stuff, I got the proper flu. It completely wiped me out with zero energy to do anything but rest. Over the Christmas holidays I made tonnes of chicken stock and turkey bone broth so I have been living on vegetable soup. Let’s face it, 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.
To make your life really easy don’t even peel the butternut squash. Cut into 4 longways, deseed and then roast. Then just scrape off the skin and add to your soup.
I never peel carrots because there is so much goodness directly under the skin. Just top and tail, wash and roughly chop.
I usually use a chicken stock in my soups and it is a great way to use the entire chicken up. Once your finished your Sunday roast, put the carcass into a slow cooker (or saucepan). Cover with water, then add 2 sticks of celery, 2 carrots, 1 onion all roughly chopped. I slow cook for around 6 hours, then drain and keep the liquid. Pour into a lunchbox and freeze until you are ready to make soup.
I’d love to hear your flu-fighting tips for getting more nourishment into your body. If you are looking for more soups you can find lots on my site here: Baby Led Feeding Soup Recipes.
Aileen & my cute little Oscar xoxox