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16 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

For nights where you need an easy dinner, this Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sticks idea will be a mealtime saver.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: This classic combo is a delicious meal to pack in a lunch box for the kids!

What I love about today’s recipe is that the slow cooker does all the heavy lifting (cooking) while you go on about your day. Dinner can cook while I run the kids to swim practice, art class, or karate!

As a busy mom to 3 young kids, I appreciate when one of my friends shares with me strategies that work with the kids, especially when it comes to making mealtimes less of a struggle and making sure my kids get enough of the nutrition for the day. This veggie tomato soup is a great way to fill my kids with veggies and giving them something they love at the same time, grilled cheese!

By cutting the grilled cheese into strips and using them as dippers, my kids forget they are eating soup that is loaded with the extra nutrition they need for lunch or dinner.

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What’s your family’s go-to meal that also pleases the younger kids?

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

5 from 1 reviews

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  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 – 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes or puréed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients inside a slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on low.
  2. Prior to serving, insert an immersion blender and blend until smooth, or blend in smaller batches and serve.

 

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Soup is one of our favorite dinners to enjoy as a family. There’s just something about a big bowl of soup that’s so comforting and calming after a long day. I love making this Enchilada Soup or a big pot of Paleo Chili, but sometimes I like going back to a classic – chicken noodle soup!

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What’s more classic than chicken noodle soup? I swear it cures a cold as soon as it hits! The best thing about this version is that it’s completely made in the Crockpot, which means it cooks while you’re at work or running errands, and it’s done when you get home. A dinner that takes almost zero effort? Win!

If you’re looking to really cut back on preparation time for dinner, have the ingredients delivered to you already chopped and measured! We’re happy to be partnering with FreshRealm to bring healthy, delicious meals right to your doorstep. Get the ingredients for this Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup delivered to you!

The leftover soup makes for a great thermos lunch. That is, if you have any leftovers!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

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  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1½ teaspoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (wide egg noodles, spaghetti, or fusilli – gluten-free, if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a large Crockpot (6-quart), place all the ingredients minus the pasta. Cook for 6 hours on low heat, or 4 hours on high.
  2. After 4 or 6 hours (depending on temperature setting), remove the chicken and chop to bite-size pieces. Place the chicken back in the Crockpot.
  3. Add the pasta, turn the heat up to high, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Discard the bay leaf, and serve soup immediately.

Notes

You can also use leftover chicken that is already cooked. Follow the recipe as is.

 

1 easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!

Enchilada Soup Recipe – The Perfect Thermos Lunch!

Looking for a new soup to add to your winter meal rotation? Warm your family with the familiar flavors of cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika in this Enchilada Soup Recipe that comes together in minutes.

Looking for a new soup to add to your winter meal rotation?  Warm your family with the familiar flavors of cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika with this Enchilada Soup Recipe that comes together in minutes.

easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!

About this time of the season my soup rotation is feeling a little tired.  While chicken noodle, potato and hearty vegetable soups are all favorites, sometimes you just need to mix things up a bit.  This Enchilada Soup will do just that.  Cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika make it a flavorful soup for the adults, without being too over the top for kids.  Finishing it off with your favorite mexican toppings such as shredded cheddar, avocado and fresh pico de gallo make it even more fun.

In addition, this soup is one of those great recipes that tastes even better the next day, making it an excellent thermos lunch! Check out how easy it is to make in this short video below.

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Enchilada Soup

easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!
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  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil (your choice)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2-15 ounce cans of Pinto beans, rinsed and drained.
  • 1 bag of corn
  • 1-28 ounce can of crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Toppings: avocado, shredded cheddar, green onions, fresh pico de gallo.
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Instructions

  1. In a large 5 quart pot, over medium-high heat, heat up oil.
  2. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté until the onion is tender and translucent.
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and paprika and stir.
  4. Next, add in broth, pinto beans, corn, and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Bring soup to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer; cook for 20 minutes, stirring a few times to combine.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls and top with your favorite toppings.
  7. Store any remaining soup in an airtight container and refrigerate.

 

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Are you looking for an easy crockpot chicken noodle soup recipe to make for your family? Whether they are sick or just looking for some warmth on a cold winter day, this recipe is perfect.

chicken noodle soup crockpot

Whenever my kids are feeling sick (or not), this chicken noodle soup is always a hit. There is just something about a warm bowl of it that makes you instantly feel just a little better. This is a great recipe if you find yourself in the middle of a busy week with very little time to put dinner together. It’s so simple to just throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and let it do the rest.

A great thing about this recipe is that you can add as many veggies as you want, so it’s extra healthy and delicious for the kids, unlike all the processed soups you find at the grocery. The flavors you get in this soup are so much better than canned soup, and your kids are sure to notice and appreciate the difference.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 1 reviews

This is an easy recipe that your family will love.

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  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock/broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (wide egg noodles, spaghetti, or fusilli)

Instructions

  1. In a large (6 quart) crockpot, place all the ingredients except the pasta. Cook for 6 hours on low heat or 4 hours on high.
  2. After 4 or 6 hours (depending on temperature), remove the chicken and chop to bite-size pieces. Place the chicken back in the crockpot.
  3. Add in the pasta, turn the heat up to high, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Discard the bay leaf, and serve the soup immediately.

 

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Veggie Mac and Cheese

Are you looking for more kid-friendly veggie recipes? This Veggie Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a winner!

Veggie Macaroni and Cheese Soup Thermos Lunch Idea via MOMables.com

I love thermos lunches. In the fall, winter, and early spring, I try to have a thermos lunch once a week in our school lunch menus. A good thermos school lunch tells my kids that mom wanted them to have a homemade “meal” for lunch that day.

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I’ve tried filling them with lasagna, spaghetti, and soups, and they are typically very receptive. On the other hand, should I have the bright idea of filling the thermos with leftover grilled vegetables from dinner, the thermos would come back untouched.

I don’t know what it is about the kids + veggies combination. Why does it have to be so hard to get them to eat more veggies?

Since my kids are very picky, I’m constantly trying to find ways in which I can sneak more of them into their diet (hidden, cooked differently, in their favorite recipe, baked—you name it, I’ll try it).

I love my thermos containers. I can pack a filling lunch that is easy to eat in their 20-minute lunch period.

Some of the other things I’m always keeping in mind when creating MOMables menus are ways to revamp leftovers, help my subscribers stay on a budget, and use real and convenient ingredients.

I wrote a post in this column about why I am on a mission to help others feed their kids better.

One of the reasons the use of more real ingredients in our diet plays a big role is because my daughter is allergic to disodium phosphate and chemically-derived nitrates. For this reason, I don’t buy things that have orange powdered cheese or processed cheese (those triangular chips, orange puffs, blue box mac and cheese, fake block cheese—it seems to be everywhere!) or processed meats cured with chemical nitrates.

If I’m purchasing a “boxed” anything, the product can’t have artificial flavors, synthetic preservatives, or GMO ingredients (the final one is by choice). I thoroughly scan each label before they go in my grocery cart, a quick process that can save me a trip to the emergency room.

Veggie Macaroni and Cheese Soup Thermos Lunch Idea via MOMables.com

As a full-time working mom who often travels, I also have a few items in my pantry that dad can whip up quickly, insert in their lunch, or pull out of the freezer for lunch or dinner.

This soup is a delicious and hearty dinner for the family but also perfect for a school lunch. Last month, I had 368 moms in my recipe-testers group perfect the recipe so your kids could enjoy it too. Bonus: It’s just $1.24 per thermos! Win-win.

Veggie Mac and Cheese

4.4 from 5 reviews

Your kids are going to love this cheesy veggie mac and cheese in their thermos!

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  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Soups

Ingredients

With boxed macaroni and cheese:

  • 1 6-ounce box natural or organic macaroni and cheese
  • 1 32-ounce package reduced-sodium chicken broth/stock
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot blend
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

To use pasta:

  • 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni pasta (or other)
  • 1 32-ounce package reduced-sodium chicken broth/stock
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot blend
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Add the vegetables, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Add the cooked macaroni and cheese to the veggies and broth, add the milk and cheese. Stir well to combine until the cheese is melted, turn off the heat, and serve.

This was a sponsored post by Annie’s Homegrown. All opinions, as always are my own.  

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