Wellness Tip

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:25am

For the month of February Parents® magazine shared a tasty and healthy recipe to encourage kids on trying new meals. Potato-Leek Soup is a dish the kids will like, guaranteed. This soup is mild-tasting and veggies or beans can be added once the kids are on board with it. Here is the recipe.

Potato-Leek Soup

Active Time 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

 Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 Tbs. olive oil

2 cups leeks, thinly sliced

1 celery stalk, thinly sliced

½ cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 qt. low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock

1lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces

1 bay leaf

½ tsp. salt

Ground black pepper, to taste

2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley

Make it

1. In a 6-qt. pot, heat oil on low. Add leeks, celery onion, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Add stock, potatoes, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.

2. Remove and discard bay leaf. Let soup cool slightly. Transfer soup to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

3. Return soup to pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper; heat through. Serve soup in bowls and garnish with parsley.