My boys are not the biggest broccoli fans. I am sure most kids are not either. We had a lot of broccoli here that we needed to use so I wanted to make broccoli soup. I am always trying to come up with creative ways to get them to eat things they do not like. From the looks that were thrown my way when just mentioning that I might make broccoli soup I knew it would be a good idea to create something fun with the soup. My goal was to get them to at least try it..which they did and ate half of it! I used this Broccoli Soup recipe from foodnetwork.com (it's very good)!
The only fun thing I could think of was making Swamp Soup. It helps having the kids involved when making this. We shaped a Alligator, Frog, Lilly Pads and Trees with a kitchen knife. We scattered around other pieces of broccoli and used 1 green onion for make the Snake. We cut a raisin in half to make the eyes on the Frog, Alligator, and Snake. They will just stick on. The Snake tongue is a piece of a red pepper.
Here is a closer shot of the Snake..
Here 6 year old with his Broccoli Swamp Soup and a Cheesy Swamp Boat!
This at least got them to try it and they did eat half of the bowl. I will admit that there were some gags involved and at one point they mixed in apple sauce.ha Thinking of that part makes me gag! Broccoli soup is a tuff dinner to get the kids to eat. However, give this a try for your picky eaters....It just might work!
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