A Fun and Easy Asian Noodle Soup Recipe on Produce for Kids
Do I ever have an easy dinner recipe for you today. It’s a quick and easy Asian Noodle Soup. This recipe is one of my family’s favorites because we each customize it to our taste at the table. Delicious fun in a bowl.
The idea for this Asian Noodle Soup began when my son picked up his first chopstick.
He didn’t pick up a second chopstick.
Just that first one.
Which he used to stab tasty-looking food and then dangerously poke it all into his mouth.
We were having a stir fry for dinner. Up until then, stir fries hadn’t interested J. But once he got that chopstick into his hand, it was his favorite kind of meal.
We soon realized that his love of the stir fry wasn’t really about the chopstick. It was that the chopstick made it easier for him to reach the platter in the middle of the table.
What he liked was being able to choose the food from the platter himself.
From then on I started creating meals that involved a lot of customization at the table. Things like tostados were a great hit for that reason.
And then I came up with this easy Asian Noodle Soup recipe.
You make a simple flavorful broth and simmer mushrooms, broccoli and beef in it for a short time. You serve it in bowls with a platter of noodles and a variety of cold crunchy vegetable toppings on the side.
You can absolutely add the toppings yourself before serving and then you’ll have more control over what your kids eat. But if your kids are fussy like mine can be, giving them an array of healthy toppings to choose from might make them more likely to try something new.
And if you’re worried about the pokey-pokey chopsticks? Do what I did. Get a pair of kid-friendly super-fun trainer chopsticks like these:
Your kidlets won’t injure themselves and they’ll look forward to Asian dinners even more.
I’m always in search of tricks to get my kids to try new foods. Do you have any up your sleeve? Please scroll down and tell me all about them in the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.
Why is my recipe on the Produce for Kids site? A few months back, Produce for Kids and I began working together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I developed 7 recipes for them and photographed those and a whole bunch more. Now my recipes and pictures are on their site and I’m going to be telling you about them over the coming weeks.
Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.