This Roasted Broccoli Tomato Soup Recipe is just what you need to help those picky eaters venture out of their comfort zone!
Tomato Soup Recipe
Tomato soup is one of those must have comfort meals. Just makes me so happy. Add a grilled cheese and even better! Try my Skinny Tomato Soup with Cheesy Orzo too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.
How To Help Picky Eaters
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.
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.
Recipes For Picky Eaters
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.