Saturday, April 19, 2008


I'm back with the healthy kids lunches. And this time I'll share the recipe of a delicious Corn Soup that your kids will surely love. Corn is a culinary hallmark of late summer and early fall and this delicious soup highlights its natural sweet creaminess. Sending this one to school is not a problem, just get a good hot thermos that is perfect for soups, stews and other foods that needs to stay hot. This recipe makes 8 servings.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1⁄2 cup onion (1⁄2 medium), diced medium
1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups fresh corn kernels (2 to 3 ears)
21⁄2 cups unpeeled red potatoes (2 large), diced medium
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 quart vegetable stock
3⁄4 cup 1% milk
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  1. Heat the oil in a 6- or 8-quart stockpot and saute onions, garlic, and cumin over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the corn, potatoes, salt, pepper, and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  3. Add the milk and cilantro and stir to heat through. Serve with a garden-fresh salad.

NUTRITION FACTS Serving Size: About 1 cup
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per ServingCalories: 137

Calories from fat: 21 (15% of tot cal)

% Daily Value* Total Fat 2g 4%

Saturated Fat 1g 3%

Cholesterol 3mg 1%

Sodium 440mg 18%

Total Carbo 28g 9%

Dietary Fiber 3g 14%

Sugars 5g

Protein 5g

Vitamin A 28%

Vitamin C 24%

Calcium 4%

Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your caloric intake.

Have fun and enjoy making soups for your kids.

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