I’m always looking for ways to get my kids excited about healthy food. Two great ways to do that are to:
1.Make it visually appealing
2. Get them involved in the cooking process

IMG_0187-e1447967749184-225x300

Boom. Meet the Spiralizer. It makes noodles from vegetables which is fun to do AND yummy to eat. We love making zoodles (zucchini noodles) for our Chicken Zoodle Soup.

Chicken Zoodle Soup

IMG_2565-300x225

6 celery stalks, diced
3 large carrots, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T butter
8 cups chicken broth (homemade or organic)
4-5 cups chopped chicken
1 t salt (or to taste)
1 t onion powder
1 t dried parsley
2-3 raw zucchini, spiralized

Regular Method:
Saute the veggies and garlic in butter until softened. Add the remaining ingredients (except the zoodles) and bring to a simmer. Serve soup in bowls and add a handful of zoodles to each bowl. The zoodles will soften in the hot soup but will not be too soggy.

Picky Kid Method: (this is the one I use)
Saute the veggies and garlic in butter until softened. Put 1/2 (or more) of veggies in blender and add 4 cups of warm broth. Blend until smooth. Pour back into pot and add remaining broth, chicken, and spices to the veggies. Bring to simmer. Serve soup in bowls and add a handful of zoodles to each bowl. The zoodles wiIl soften in the hot soup but will not be too soggy.
***If your kids are opposed to any veggie chunks, feel free to blend ALL of the veggies. Sometimes I blend half of the chicken with the veggies, too, which makes the broth creamier and even less chunky. The pickier the kid, the more you can blend.

Try zoodles as your pasta replacement!

IMG_2563-e1447968136579-225x300

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *