The American Heart Association recommends a child should eat at least 1 fruit or vegetable each meal. Sometimes the best trick to ensure that your kids are eating enough vegetables is to pack the veggies in a bowl of delicious soup! The soup, combined with fun pasta noodles and a side of buttered toast for dipping makes it enjoyable, while packing in health benefits and delicious flavors.
The Classic - Tomato Basil soup and grilled cheese!
Kids love tomato soup and grilled cheese, and if you make it at home (with the help of the kids!) then you can really make it healthy. We've cooked up a recipe using our Tomato Basil sauce adding carrots for sweetness and a little whipping cream to make it thick and creamy. This recipe is so easy and you know the kids will love it! Enjoy!
- 1 Jar Monte Bene Tomato Basil pasta sauce
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp. dried basil, crushed
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the saucepan over medium-high heat and saute the basil in butter. Add carrots and onion and cook until beginning to soften, about 10 minutes.
- Add entire jar of Monte Bene pasta sauce along with water and heat on high about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.