Tomato Soup for Babies and Toddlers

The perfect soup for your babies
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Let us introduce you to an all-time favorite recipe from our household.

Tomato soup!

This healthy, delicious and creamy soup is frequently made in our house and everyone (kids and adults) love it. It may take a bit of time to make this soup, but it definitely does not take time to finish it off.

Note: we recommend giving this soup to babies who are 10 months and above

Nutritional benefits of tomatoes for babies:

Loaded with vitamin C:

Tomatoes are an amazing source of Vitamin C. It can take care of a large of your baby’s daily Vitamin C requirement.

Build immune system:

Tomatoes helps your LO build their immune system and strengthen their development process

Rich source of antioxidants:

Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. It helps protect your baby’s body (and yours) from the damages caused by free radicals. Free radicals can cause a lot of cellular and DNA damage. Antioxidants such as tomatoes helps neutralize this.

Source of Vitamin A:

Tomatoes are also a good source of Vitamin A, which is excellent for the development of your baby’s eyes.

Hydrating:

Tomatoes are extremely juicy and an average tomato is made up of 94% of water. Hence, it is extremely hydrating for the body and is also a good solution constipated tummies.

Tomato Soup for Babies and Toddlers

Why this tomato soup?

  • It is a nutritious soup which includes ingredients good for you baby. It is a low-salt, zero-sugar recipe which is perfect for your babies
  • It is extremely easy to make and can be used as an excellent evening meal option
  • It is great for babies and kids who may have dietary restrictions

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Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Best Season: Winter

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Instructions

    Clean the tomatoes and make a slit at the bottom of each tomato

  2. Place it in a cooker with about half cup water, garlic, a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of hing and salt

  3. Cook it for 5-6 whistles

  4. Turn off the gas and let the steam release on its own

  5. Peel the tomatoes

  6. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth

  7. You can strain the mixture or use it as is

  8. In a pan add a little butter or ghee and splutter some jeera/cumin seeds in it (optional)

  9.  Add the tomato mix to this and let it simmer for 1 minute

  10. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and turn the gas off

  11. Serve lukewarm

Note

  1. You can either use a hand blender or a mixie to puree the tomato, you can also use a hand mashed and mash everything and then strain it
  2. If using butter, it will already have salt in it, so adjust the quantity of salt accordingly
  3. Make sure your baby has been individually given all the ingredients before and he/she is not allergic to any of it
  4. Always follow a 3-day rule when introducing a new food to your baby

 

Nutritional benefits of the ingredients

Tomatoes: rich source of vitamin C and A & an excellent anti-oxidant

Garlic: builds the immune system and is an excellent source of vitamins B6, C, and calcium

Coriander leaves: supports bone and eye health

Hing: helps relieve gas, flatulence and colic

Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-allergic

 

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