Delicious soups and stocks for babies and toddlers!!!

The soups are very nutritious and easy meals for babies and toddlers. It is ideal at tea time when the time is limited and energy levels are low for both mother and child. In this article, you will read delicious recipes of different soups.  All recipes are suitable for home freezing. I have not included salt in any of my recipes. This is because young babies should not have salt added to any of their meals as it can be harmful to their immature kidneys. Salt is naturally present in all materials which I am using during the preparation of soups. This is the best baby food.

Many soups require vegetable stock and chicken stock during preparation.

#Vegetable Stock: –  Quantity: 1 Liter

 Materials: 1. Medium onion peeled and chopped, 2 carrots chopped, 2 sticks of celery trimmed and

sliced,  green top of leek chopped, 1.5-liter water.

Preparation Method: 1. Place all the ingredients in a large lidded saucepan, bring to boil,  then low the heat

and cover the saucepan with lid. Boil this for half an hour.

2. Strain the stock into a jug, discarding the vegetables, then cover and leave to cool.

3. Use the stock for the preparation of different soups.

This stock is very useful in different soups preparation.

 

#Chicken Stock:- Quantity: 1 liter

Materials: 1 chicken tray, 1 onion peeled and chopped, 1 carrot chopped, 1 stick celery, 1 leek chopped, 2-liter water.

Preparation method: 1. Place all the ingredients in a large lidded saucepan, bring to boil, cover it with a lid. Lower the heat and keep the boiling for 1 hour.

2. Strain the stock into a jug, discarding the cooked chicken and vegetables, then cover it and leave to cool.

3. Use the stock for the preparation of different soups.

You can store all these preparations in the freeze.

This is homemade tomato sauce, which is less in salt and sugar. Multipurpose useful for all dishes and children will like it.

Home made tomato sauce

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party
This recipe is from www.thepost

Ingredients

  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 400g can plum tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs parsley, oregano or basil

Note

From www.thepostnatal.com

Directions

Step 1
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and garlic until soft.
Step 2
Add the tomatoes and chopped herbs. Stir well, on medium flame boil it for 15 minutes.
Step 3
Stir it occasionally, simmer the heat now for 15 minutes. When cooled mash it or blend it as per your preference.
Step 4
You could freeze small amounts of sauce in plastic tubes. Please consume it within seven days.

Fish stock:

Fish stock

Serves 1.1L
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Fish, Shellfish
Meal type Soup, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • fresh herbs (parsley or coriander stalks, tarragon leaves)
  • 115g white button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 900g white fish bones (rinsed)
  • 2l water

Note

Use for soups or sauces or freeze for future use. Remember to label carefully.

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Directions

Step 1
Put all the ingredients into a large lidded pan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and leave to simmer gently for 20 minutes.
Step 2
Any scum that rises to the surface should be skimmed off and discarded.
Step 3
Strain the stock through a fine sieve and taste. You may wish to reduce it further to get the flavour.
Step 4
If necessary, simmer in an open pan until you are happy with the taste.