One of my favourite recipes to make in the fall is Lentil Soup. It's hearty, delicious and always a hit with my littles!
When I make lentil soup, I always make a double batch so that we can enjoy it for dinner with crusty bread and have enough leftover to enjoy for lunch the next day. Just reheat the soup the next morning and pack it in your kids thermos. I love to serve a butter croissant and fresh fruit on the side.
Tip: Separate the lentils from the broth before storing in the refrigerator over night or else the lentils will absorb all the broth and become too mushy.
1 small onion, chopped
1 small white potato, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chapped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups dry green lentils
1 bay leaf
2 tbls white vinegar
2 tbls olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, potato and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in garlic and bay leaf and cook until garlic is fragrant.
Stir in lentils, and add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour. Stir in vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Optional: If you and your littles love tomatoes you can add 1 small can of crushed tomatoes to this recipe.
These healthy homemade granola bars are perfect for kids because they taste great and they're packed with nutritious superfoods like Sprouted Quinoa, Flax powder, pumpkin seeds and cranberries from Organic Traditions.
I chose Organic Traditions ingredients for for this recipe because they offer the highest quality of ethically sourced, organic superfoods including Roasted Baru Seeds, a peanut tasting legume that is 100% peanut free. I've chopped the Baru Seeds into small piece and added them to these healthy granola bars to give them a yummy nutty flavour!
Each ingredient I've used is completely nut free which means these healthy homemade granola bars are safe to pack in your kids lunchbox for school! They freeze like a dream too so pop half the batch into the freezer for days when you're low on snacks.
*Recipe slightly adapted from The Looneyspoons Collection: Janet & Greta's Greatest Recipe Hits Plus a Whole Lot More!
I’m Jenny. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Andrew, children Abigail & Brookson, & dog Ellie.