Once the frost begins to melt and the trees begin to bloom, many people are eager to break out their grills and cook up some burgers and veggies in the sunshine. As the weather gets warmer, we’re less likely to crave hotter, heavier dishes like chili or oxtail soup, and we start to have big eyes for fresh salads and lettuce wraps. But I admit, I still enjoy soup during the spring and summer. Not only are most soups generally easy to make, but I find a nice bowl of chicken tortilla soup or creamy spring soup to hit the spot on a cool spring night. This green soup is a great way to get some added vegetables in your diet (especially if you have some picky eaters in the family) and is simple to whip up! Enjoy!
“When it comes to getting my kids to eat more green veggies, sometimes I feel like Sam-I-Am. You know the fuzzy little guy in the famous Dr. Seuss book.
I don’t know why most kids see anything green as a red alert. But alas, most kids do – mine included! And as much as I try to coax them into giving healthy greens a try, I’m often met with the same resistance that good ole Sam-I-Am experienced.
Of course, I haven’t tried offering them the opportunity to enjoy a meal with a mouse, fox or goat … but I have made it a point to continually offer a wide variety of veggies and to get my kids in the kitchen cooking with me, which has worked over time to open up their eyes to the fact that green things can be good! Surprise, surprise!
That’s where this soup comes in … it’s so incredibly simple to make and is just as incredibly delicious to eat. Those green-phobes out there just have to get past its verdant color and be adventurous enough give this tasty soup a try.
What makes this creamy, dairy-free Spring Greens Soup “Mmm, Mmm Good?”
The combination of fresh seasonal asparagus, baby spinach and flat leaf parsley gently simmered in homemade bone broth with just the right touch of seasonings not only makes this soup have standout flavor, but also provides a healthy dose of important nutrients, such as magnesium, iron, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K.
As delicious as this soup is, I must admit that some of the more obstinate green-haters in my family have yet to give this savory soup a try, but I don’t give up easily. I’ll stay the course and keep quoting the wise ole adage of Dr. Seuss … You do not like green soup you say. Try it! Try it! And you may! Try it and you may, I Say!“