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Feb
17
2016

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

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This Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup is just what you need to help those picky eaters venture out of their comfort zone!

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

Let’s talk picky eaters shall we?  It’s always a pleasure partnering with Campbell’s Soup to bring you recipes and tips! This post is in partnership with Campbell’s Soup. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

We have all dealt with kids who are very limited as to what they’ll eat either in our own family or someone you know deals with this situation.  It is a problem that so many of us deal with on a daily basis and can get exhausting.  I’ve had quite a bit of experience myself.  As a young child I vividly remember being extremely choosy on the foods I would even look at.  I’m happy to say as an adult I enjoy about every kind of food.  With that said, my two oldest boys when they were toddlers were extremely picky eaters, hence calling my blog Picky Palate when I started it in 2007.  My boys were young and I was struggling finding more vegetables and fruit they would willingly eat.  Though some trial and error I found some things that helped along my journey.

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

To start, know that it doesn’t happen overnight.  I remember thinking, I’ll just buy all of this produce, make it look pretty and the boys will be fans for life.  That’s not how it happened.  At all.  I remember food being thrown from the high chair, tantrums and food being spit all over the table.  It’s real life.  I learned that take baby steps with the kids.  Be really excited about the new food you are introducing, show the kids you are eating yourself and show them how good it is.  Your example is really important.

If your child doesn’t like the new food introduced, it’s ok.  Don’t fret about it too much.  Many times, I’d re-introduce the same food a week later and keep trying.  A perfect example is with our 3 year old.  My husband was determined to have our son like tomatoes.  At first, Pax spit them out, pushed our hands away and resisted big time.  After some persistence, and a week or two later, he was eating them.  The same went for most fruits and vegetables.

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

Having a big gap between our first two boys and Pax, we learned it’s much easier to start teaching the kids to eat their fruits and vegetables when they are young.  If you didn’t start young, don’t worry there’s still hope 🙂  Be patient, be persistent and don’t give up on them.

Some tips for introducing new foods to the kids include putting them into foods they already love.  I like to do this with Campbell’s Condensed Soups, spaghetti sauce, chili, crock pot recipes, you name it.  Be creative.  I’ve added new vegetables to grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas with great success too.

Use some of your child’s favorite dipping sauce for introducing new foods too.  Ranch dressing, ketchup, salad dressing, cream cheese are all great ideas that seem to help.

Hope these ideas encourage and help along your journey!  Love Campbell’s Super Bowl #mompride sweet video.

Enjoy one of our favorite ways to enjoy Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup.

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup

Roasted Broccoli Tomato SoupPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounce can Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup

Directions

  1. Place broccoli onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, until tender and browned a bit. Remove from oven.
  2. Place soup into a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes, until hot. Stir in roasted broccoli, pour into serving bowls and serve warm.

Makes 2 Servings

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    Those sweet boys!

    We majorly struggle with veggies over here — the boys are so picky, it’s incredibly frustrating.

    Definitely going to try that soup. Tomato is my favorite!

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    Tonya K says:

    Just an idea as I have an incredibly picky daughter. She does not like tomatoes (or so she thinks). During an ice storm when she was 4 I decided to make grilled cheese and tomato soup. Knowing she wouldn’t try it, I told her we were having grilled cheese and red soup. She is almost 11 and can obviously read now and she makes herself her own “red” soup now.

  4. 4

    Great tips! Even as auntie it’s always good to know how to make kids eat their vegetables. This soup looks amazing!

  5. 5

    I grew up on this stuff,and I love how you’ve made it fresh and new (and super healthy!)

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    Maria says:

    Looks like a good sandwich dipping soup!

  7. 7

    Love the simplicity of this comforting soup!

  8. 8

    I love how you keep encouraging the boys to be good eaters! And this soup looks like a great way to do it!

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    Deborah says:

    I have 3 picky eaters – but I will get through to them eventually!! Love this idea of broccoli in tomato soup. I bet all of my kids would eat this!

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    Gaby Dalkin says:

    I find myself craving tomato soup on colder days like today! Yum!

  12. 12

    Your kiddos are adorable! Love the soup!!

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    Rachel Cooks says:

    Great idea to roast the broccoli first. And the pictures of your boys are so sweet!

  14. 14

    Love all of the ideas for getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. I loved fruit as a kid but didn’t get into vegetables until I was a lot older. Tomato Soup is the best and I’m loving the roasted broccoli in it!

  15. 15

    Roasted broccoli is the best and an incredible addition to delicious tomato soup!


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