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When we think of tinned foods we often think of soup. Soup makes us feel warm and comforted and is often an easier way of eating food if you are feeling ill or have a low appetite.
Tinned soups are fine and a great staple to have in your cupboard but often they can contain a lot more salt and water than ones you can make at home.
Homemade soups are a great way of ensuring you get your five a day that without worrying about going out to buy fresh vegetables.
You can use any vegetables you want to use up, so they do not get wasted. All you need to do is peel and chop them, add them to large pan and cover them with water or stock. Simmer for up to an hour until the vegetables are tender.
Blending the soup makes a creamier texture and is good for getting little ones to eat those hidden vegetables!
Adding starchy vegetables like sweet potato, parsnip, carrots and swedes for a thicker more filling soup. Or you can add cooked pasta or rice.
If you are using a more bitter vegetable like courgette or tomatoes, add something sweeter to it like carrots or sweet potato. Children tend to like the taste of these.
Onions, garlic, ginger, spices and herbs will add more flavour and have health benefits.
Salt can often be added but try use other flavours like spices, herbs and pepper first.
Make them a little thicker so they take up less room in the freezer and then add more water when you defrost and reheat them.
Allow it to cool and then portion it into freezer bags or plastic containers. It will keep in the freezer until you need it.