Monday, November 12, 2012

Black Bean Soup


Black beans are so darn tasty. If you want to keep your kids healthy, add this protein rich super food to their diet. As you know, we are suckers for a simple, delicious, healthy meal.  Puree or keep beans whole at it's naturally chunky texture, depending on what your kids prefer.  Playing with textures is an important step to introducing a new foods. Some children love a smooth, creamy consistency and some prefer a bit of texture. How do your kids like it? We like ours with a dollop of coconut cream, oh yeah.

Fun tip on getting your kids to actually EAT this:
Try putting this delicious, thick soup in a cute tea cup or maybe even an espresso cup and then fill it repeatedly. Make a game of the refills, "Please Sir, may I have some more?" "MOOOORE????????" You get the idea.

(Makes about 2 servings)

1 can of black beans
1/2 cup fresh salsa (could use jarred)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup vegetable broth

1. In a small pot, combine beans, salsa, cumin, garlic powder and broth letting it simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Use a blender to puree until smooth. This recipe can be made without pureeing, if you desire a chunky soup. Enjoy!

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