Recreating this recipe definitely brought a lot of memories from last year. I would probably say that this was Emma’s favorite. She used to go crazy every time I would make it for her. I even have a video of her grabbing her bowl and pulling it closer. I’m telling you she absolutely loved this soup. I loved it too because not only is it packed with so many nutrients, it is also very easy to make and it makes a big batch.
As you may know, as I started introducing solids to Emma I was working full time so I would have to meal prep for her. This soup was perfect because I knew Emma loved it and I could freeze portions and have plenty for the whole week. I would usually send this one to her babysitter’s for her lunch. Like this, I knew she wasn’t going to give her any trouble since I knew she really liked it.
I quickly figured this little tip out for myself. There were a few times where Emma wouldn’t like certain foods so she would give me a hard time at feedings. So, I figured I would always send her favorites to her babysitter for her to have lunch over there. Then, if there was a new food or a new recipe I was trying out I would introduce it either at dinner or on the weekends. Having some of her favorites stored in the freezer definitely was a must.
As you make this soup for your baby and try it yourself, you will quickly understand why it is one of our favorites. It is super flavorful and you can taste how healthy it is. It is packed with protein and iron which are very essential for your baby’s early development. It is also full of many other vitamins and mineral that will assist in your baby’s health.
Another great thing about this delicious soup is that it doesn’t just have to be made for your baby. You can actually make it for the whole family. Just chop a white onion and sauté it with the cauliflower. Then once you add the cooked chicken add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp cumin, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, 1 tbsp parsley flakes, 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir it in and then add the water/broth. No need to blend it. This makes it that much more flavorful and perfect to have a bowl of warm soup on a cold day. If you have already introduced your baby to spices you can make it for them this way as well. No matter which way you make it, I’m sure this soup will become yours, your baby’s and your whole family’s favorite healthy soup.
Cauliflower and Kale Chicken Soup (7 m+)
- 1 chicken breast
- 1/2 cauliflower head
- 2 kale leaves
- 3 cup water or homemade vegetable broth
Remove stems from kale leaves and chop it along with cauliflower.
Chop chicken breast into small sqaures.
Grease pan with a bit of olive oil and cook cubed chicken until golden brown.
While chicken cooks, in a sace pan saute cauliflower with a bit of olive oil.
Add cooked chicken to sauce pan with cauliflower.
Stir in water or broth and bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to low and add kale. Cover and let soup simmer for about 5 minutes.
Remove soup from heat and puree in a high speed blender.
Divide into desired portions and freeze additional portions for up to 3 months.
*Use organic ingredients if possible.
**Add some spices to make it for the whole family or if you have already introduced them to your baby. Sauté a white onion with cauliflower. Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp cumin, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, 1 tbsp parsley flakes, 1/2 tsp pepper.