Soup is a super easy way to get your child to eat lots of vegetables. In addition, soup has another major advantage, namely that it is ready quickly and you can prepare it earlier. Which is handy for those busy evenings, where you have to leave early for sports or to be home late and want to eat quickly.
You can start with soups as soon as children are very young. If they don’t get a solid diet yet, you can put the soup, well pureed, cooled and diluted with water in a spout cup.
We love cauliflower here at home, that’s why we make cauliflower soup today. This soup is delicious for a Sunday afternoon lunch or as an evening meal.
What do you need for the cauliflower soup?
You need the following to prepare 4 or 5 cups of soup:
- 1 cauliflower, around 400 in florets
- 1 leek
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 liter of chicken broth *
- 200 grams of grated cheese
- 1 tablespoon thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- salt and pepper
- coconut oil
* You can use regular chicken broth from the supermarket. For the broth we use Marigold E-number free broth powder
How to make the cauliflower soup?
Just like making many other soups, preparing the cauliflower soup is fairly easy.
- Put a pan on the fire with one liter of water and add the stock
- Finely chop all vegetables.
- Fry the onion in the coconut oil in a soup pan
- Add the garlic and leek, followed by the cauliflower florets. Cook this for five minutes.
- Then add the stock.
- Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
- Let it simmer for 10 minutes
- Puree the cauliflower into a smooth soup with a hand blender
- Allow the soup to cool slightly and serve the grated cheese separately
Why is cauliflower soup healthy?
Like most vegetables, cauliflower contains many dietary fibers. Fiber helps your digestion and ensures proper absorption of nutrients. Cauliflower is a source of vitamin K, potassium and protein. Important for strong bones. Vitamin K is also good for the development of cognitive skills and the functioning of your brain.