Great Vegan Black Bean Soup Recipe

Article by Rick Stanfa

Getting your children to eat healthy food can be a chore. Every mother knows this. After all, how can many healthy dishes compete in the face of all the tasty fast foods, snacks, and sweet treats? Because of the challenge, many mothers have taken to swapping secrets. Mixing broccoli in the mashed potatoes or creating a vegetable lasagna are some well known tricks, and some kids have become smart enough to work their way out of these “camouflaged” veggies.

When this happens, it might be time for some new tricks. One great way to hide vegetables is to hide them in a soup. Most kids will eat soup, either as a meal or before a meal, so serving them a healthy soup should be easy. Cream of spinach soup, potato-leek soup, and pumpkin soup are just some of the many healthy soups you can serve. Another option is a vegan black bean soup.

Vegan black bean soups are not only healthy, but they’re really hearty. Beans are a great source of protein and fibre, and they also have a lot of health benefits. Children who eat beans regularly will have significantly lower cholesterol than other children. They will also be able to regulate their glucose levels better and regulate their colon functioning better.

Here’s a vegan black bean soup recipe you can easily make in a crock pot:
500g black beans
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. paprika
3 carrots (chopped)
5 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1) Mix all the ingredients in your crock pot, making sure the vegetable stock covers all the ingredients by about in inch.
2) Set the crock pot on low and allow to cook for six to eight hours.
3) Let the soup cool.
4) Once cooled, pour the soup (a little at a time) into a food processor. Process till smooth.
5) Reheat the soup and serve.

If you haven’t tried this one yet, consider creating your child’s favorite dish as a main course, but giving the condition that they need to eat a few other things before getting to eat it. Say your child loves meatloaf, get them to eat a bit of salad and some of this vegan black bean soup before giving them a slice of meatloaf. Using your child’s favorite food as a reward can be a really effective way to get the healthy food down their throats!

For more healthy recipes that disguise and hide vegetables, check out Kids Food Secrets The website is filled with recipes, tips, and tricks that will get your child eating healthy in no time!

About the Author

Rick Stanfa is a life coach, author and blogger who writes widely on a variety of topics. His well-thought articles have appeared in different article directories and websites all over the world. You can find some of his well written articles at Kids Food Secrets.

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