Hearty homemade soups make great meals for babies and toddlers. These soups combine meat and vegetables into one easy meal, they are inexpensive to make, and they freeze well for later meals. My twin boys love this split pea soup recipe!
1/3 c. flour
1 1/2 lb. stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 c. water
4 medium potatoes
3 medium carrots
Coat meat with flour and brown in oil. Place all ingredients in
crock pot and cook on low all day or on high for 4-5 hours. Other vegetables like green
beans or peas can also be added.
Split Pea Soup
3 c. split peas, rinsed
1 c. ham, cut into small cubes
1 medium carrot, cut into small cubes
7 c. water
3 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low all day or on high for 4-5 hours.
After soups cool, blend in blender or food processor, adding more water if necessary for desired consistency. Blend soups until completely smooth for younger babies. These soups are suitable for babies 6 months and up who are eating a variety of solid foods and also for toddlers.
To freeze soups for later, pour the cooled soup into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Transfer frozen cubes to Ziploc freezer bags. Happy cooking!