Try out today this creamy and buttery soup with salmon, potato and carrot. In fact, this is one of our favourite toddler meal recipes, not only because it’s quick and easy. Also not only because it’s super delicious and creamy. Above all because, this is super healthy for your toddler.
Research confirms that nutrition plays an important role in brain development from conception to 3 years of age. So, if you want your little one to be smart, take a closer look at their diet.
The first time, I served this creamy salmon potato carrot soup to our little one, he was 7 months old. Since then, I try to make it at least 2 times in the week. Why? I have two good reasons.
First, this soup is made of key nutrients that ensure optimal brain development early in life. Both salmon and carrots are among the best quality brain foods for children. Salmon is one of the most nutrient-dense foods and contains high-quality protein. Moreover, it’s not only high in omega-3 fatty acids but also loaded with vitamins D and A, selenium, and B vitamins.
Second, it helps induce a bowel movement in less than a few hours. So, for me this is a clear winner of all toddler meals.
Please note that, fish in general is an allergenic food, so you need to watch closely for signs of allergic reaction. Start on fish after your baby has tried and tolerated other more traditional foods, such fruits and vegetables, and, as always, consult your paediatrician.
In our case, it was completely fine to give this soup to our little one when he was 7 months old, but it can be different for your baby.
Creamy salmon, potato, carrot soup - one of the best toddler meals ever.
- 1 small piece boneless salmon, 50g
- 1 big potato
- 1 small onion or 1/2 onion
- 1 small carrot
- 1 cup of water
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- Salt to taste (less for babies and toddlers)
- Wash, peel and cut the potato, onion and the carrot.
- Put the salmon and the cut onion, potato and carrot in a pot.
- Add the cup of water and salt to taste.
- Boil everything together for 15 minutes until ready.
- Stir and add the butter.
- Blend until smooth and fluffy (around 1-2 minutes).
- Serve and enjoy!
Happy Cooking and Eating!
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