Sunday, March 22, 2009

Food Find: Fast Alphabet Soup with "Dora Beans"

Ok for everyone who has a little picky eater on their hands, try this super fast alphabet soup.

I'm not even putting measurements in here, that's how easy this is.

We're going to cheat and make a tomato soup by diluting your kid's favorite spaghetti sauce with some vegetable or chicken broth until it's the consistency of a thin tomato soup. Add a small palm-full of alphabet pasta and simmer over medium high heat until the pasta is just tender.

Now the secret ingredient: the "Dora Beans." As you can see in the picture, these are organic soybeans from Sealpoint Farms, cleverly packaged with a popular children's character. Marketing, marketing, marketing... But if it gets my kid to eat a vegetable, I'm all for it.

Add the "Dora Beans" in the last five minutes of cooking and serve.

Zen's response was, "Alphabet soup? My favorite!" Although I don't think he's ever had it before. LOL. The next time I make it, I'll be sure my tomato product is smooth b/c he was hesitant to eat the tomato chunks.

So there ya go. Super easy, and yet fun for the kiddies.