Here we are again, another school year began today in our town.
This morning, while dropping off kids to schools I realized that relaxing Summer break is over while watching totally crazy traffic around the school sites.
Wow, that was intense, what a change.
Last night my kids and I had a talk about lunch boxes and what kind of menu ideas they have to pack them for school lunches. Besides usual, like pasta or healthy sandwiches they asked for soup too.
Since they love baby carrots, I decided to make Fresh Baby Carrot Cream Soup.
It was ultimate carrot soup, so good. This recipe is perfect for adults too, soup is packed with antioxidants plus it is low in fat.
I completely recommend this recipe for to pack & go option or when kids are back from school and they need something homemade to warm their tummies.
Extra fast and easy to make soup, plus most people always have that bag of baby carrots in the fridge, how convenient is that?
Fresh Baby Carrot Cream Soup
1 lb fresh baby carrots
1 medium red onion, peeled and grilled
1 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/2 bunch Fresh Italian Parsley
sea salt, to taste
5 cups of water
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup non-fat half and half
Making this recipe is super convenient because while we making the soup, we are making the vegetable stock too. To start making your own vegetable stock, first grill the peeled onion on the stove burner, each side for few minutes. This process will add amazing aroma to the soup. Using large cooking pot add carrots, grilled onion, apple, parsley, water, salt and peppercorns to taste. Cook the stock for 45 minutes over medium heat.
Using colander drain the liquid in the extra pot, save for later.
Using blender add carrots, apple, onion, sour cream and half and half.
Start blending and slowly adding vegetable stock till you reach desired soup consistency.
Season with sea salt and extra pepper if you wish.
Soup is light, creamy, airy and delicious.
Perfect with side of fresh bread and little butter on the side.
Happy School Year!
Carrots are packed with Vitamin C and phytonutrient antioxidants. Carotenoids, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein. Also there is good source of Vitamin K and Dietary fiber.
There is nothing more comforting than a nice bowl of soup or stew at the end of a long day. Like getting a big warm hug from your mother!
Jen, thanks, that is lovely comment:)
Delicious! I LOVE carrot soup! I like that you put fresh parsley in it…I usually add a dash of dried tarragon. Beautiful pictures!
Ann thanks a lot:)
My kids love fresh carrots and most of the fresh veggies in general, but this is great recipe Irena. I might try it to see if they want to eat! Thanks for sharing..love your photo too!
Sandra I am sure kids will like it , it is creamy and taste is very nice:)
flavourful looking soup yummy and colourful
Thank you Toronto, glad that you like it:)
That sounds like such a great soup. I love pureed veggie soups. They are so comforting.
Thank you Kristen, I love pureed soups too:)
This soup definitely sounds healthy and i am sure everyone will like it.
Thank you Kankana, I hope they will:)
What an elegant soup!
Tiffany I know you would like it:)
Oh it looks so healthy and fresh! I really love to try this 🙂
My 35 year old would love this in his lunchbox 🙂 Me too for that matter! Great carrot soup, perfect for fall!
Love your comment, thank you:)
Hi, the whole thing is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is sharing data,
that’s in fact good, keep up writing.
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