Who doesn’t like a delicious and easy-to-make soup? What if this soup, not just delicious but is also healthy and kid-friendly? Even better right? This is exactly why I love this super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup recipe. It ticks all the boxes:
- Easy to make – it is literally done in under 20 minutes.
- Nutritious and really good for you.
- Family and kid friendly. It will be no fuss at the table, I promise.
- Can be vegan or vegetarian if you choose to.
Super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup
This easy soup recipe is very healthy and has only three main ingredients: potatoes, carrots, and leeks:
Health benefits of leeks
The sweetness in this soup comes from the carrots and leeks. I love using leek in soups because they are much easier to handle, don’t make you cry when you peel and cut them and they taste deliciously sweet. Apart from this though leeks are a nutrient-dense food. 100g of cooked leek provides you with only 30 calories but delivers a really good amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Leeks are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly polyphenols and sulfur compounds. All of which may improve your digestion, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation, fight heart disease and combat cancer. In addition, they may lower blood sugar levels, protect your brain and fight infections (source). I am always amazed by how potent fruit and vegetables are in supporting our health.
Health benefits of carrots
Do you remember being told as a child that eating carrots is good for your eyes? Well, this turned out to be true. Carrots are rich in beta carotene which our body transforms into Vitamin A. But vitamin A does not only promote good vision, it is also important for growth, development, and immune function (15). In fact, just one serve of carrots (which is half a cup) will cover 75% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A.
Kid Friendly Dinner Recipe
All of the above brings me to the next reason why I love this quick and easy soup. It is very nutritious and absolutely kid-friendly. The creaminess of potatoes and the sweetness of carrots and leeks make this soup a perfect family dinner. Don’t we all have these days when you just don’t know what to cook so your whole family can actually enjoy it? No nagging, no complaining? This potato and carrot soup will make sure you only have happy faces at the dinner table. Perfect weeknight family dinner.
Vegan Healthy Soup Recipe
If you are enjoying a vegetarian or vegan diet this soup is perfect for you. Even though I used butter to sauté the onions, you can easily swap butter for olive oil. And instead of chicken stock (that I used today), you can use vegetable stock. I have cooked this soup with vegetable stock many times before and it works really well. So you can decide what is best for you and adjust this easy soup recipe to your liking and needs.