You ever notice how kids don’t want to eat their veggies? Not that I should talk — I don’t like to eat mine either. So, how do you get the essential nutrients into the kids diet if they don’t want to eat the things that provide those nutrients?
Vegetables make an excellent base for soups and sauces. Many of the sauces in Indian food are made from nutrient-rich foods such as butternut squash, onion and garlic. Italian food uses tomatoes as a base for marinara, and many sauces for mexican food use peppers as a base.
Chicken tortilla soup, a filling and ever-popular dish, can be made with chicken stock, chicken, cabbage, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, leek, and garlic — and anything else you want to stick in! The trick is that the veggies need to be processed into a liquid stock.
Roasted butternut squash along with some yogurt, garam marsala (a spice blend), garlic and onions makes a delicious sauce when processed smooth. Add some chicken and it’s a fantastic dinner.
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