Storified by ebanreb· Fri, Mar 22 2013 20:38:38
Soup is a delicious food and there are lots of different types of soups you can make. When you make soup from scratch, the soup ends up containing all the goodness from the vegetables. If you boil vegetables, you usually throw the water out, but with soup the goodness stays in the soup, making it a very nutritious dish.
Kids can be fussy eaters so if you want to get them to eat vegetables, you might have to puree the soup, else they will pick out the bits they do not like. Pumpkin soup is a wonderful recipe for kids because pumpkin is naturally sweet and juicy. Some pumpkin soup recipes have added sugar, honey, or cream and the idea of a sweet tasting soup is something that will capture your child's interest.
Sweet and Creamy Pumpkin Soup
The following recipe is designed to appeal to adults and kids. The pumpkin soup contains butter, flour, a little sugar, and milk for creaminess. The onion adds nutrients and the pumpkin adds both sweetness and vitamins. If you puree the soup in a blender, do it in batches. Pureeing the soup is optional though, but a good way to hide the vegetables.
Your kids are guaranteed to clean their bowls if you serve them this delicious pumpkin soup. The following recipe makes enough to serve four people. It does tend to get quite thick, so just add more milk if that happens.