Lemon Chicken and Quinoa Soup (THM E)
Question: How do you get your family to willingly eat quinoa, spinach, and tons of other veggies? Answer: You feed them soup.
Generally, my kids are good eaters. They'll try most anything I put in front of them. But sometimes, SOMETIMES my 4-year-old is the vegetable police. Even when I dice it up really fine, she still will sit at the table and pick out any trace of the offending veg.
However, there's something about soup that makes kids ignore all the greenery. Maybe it's that the colors look really pretty. Maybe it's that soup is fun for them. Maybe it's that it just tastes THAT good. All of the above, perhaps?
I originally envisioned this as more of a Tuscan vegetable soup, but I think it transitioned more into a late Summer-early Fall tasty vegetable collaboration.
Also, I know many THMers have trouble getting enough protein and feeling full in their E meals, so this soup pulls heavy duty. It's packed with lean chicken, beans, and quinoa for protein and has loads of vegetables.
Believe me, you will not be disappointed with this recipe! The taste is light and fresh, yet very hearty. You can feed a few (with TONS of freezer leftovers!) or an army with this recipe, and everyone will leave satisfied.