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Carrot Soup For Babies, Toddlers, Kids

Looking for a healthy and delicious soup recipe to introduce to your baby or toddler? Look no further than this carrot soup recipe! Carrots are a great source of nutrients and your little one will love the sweet and creamy taste. This baby carrot soup is suitable for babies starting solid foods at 6 months + and toddlers. Serve it creamy or leave it a little chunky for older kids.

Carrot soup for babies.
Creamy carrot soup for babies and toddlers.

There are many ways to prepare carrots for your baby, you can either opt for a simple carrot puree or serve carrots as baby led weaning, it’s up to you.

For an easier digestion I would probably opt for a carrot soup. The broth is really soothing for an upset stomach.

And for fun days, you can incorporate the vegetable into baked goods such as these carrot muffins.

My daughter eating carrot soup.
My daughter eating carrot soup.

Carrot Soup Recipe

Making soups is a great way to introduce new foods to your baby or toddler. Carrots are a nutrient-rich food growing bodies. This soup is easy to make and can be tailored to your little one’s preferences.

Ingredients You Need:

  • Carrots – opt for organic carrots. Root vegetables tend to absorb all pesticides from the soil.
  • Onion – yellow onion (or red, but it will change color of the soup a bit);
  • Garlic – optional for extra flavor;
  • Butter / or oil (to sear the onion) the fat also helps the body to absorb vitamins from carrots;
  • Chicken stock (or vegetable stock or fish stock) – for flavor, taste and it will provide extra nutrients;
  • Water – to increase volume and dilute the stock;
  • Lemon juice – to add some tanginess (optional);
  • Salt and pepper (optional) – add for older babies (12 months+).
Chopping peeled carrots for soup.

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop the carrots into small pieces. Chop the onion and garlic.
  2. In a deep wall pot, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in oil/butter until tender.
  3. Add the carrots, stock, and water to the same pot and bring to a boil. Add a bay leaf for extra flavor. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste (optional), taste and see if you like to add some tanginess – the lemon juice.
Process shots showing how to make carrot soup for baby.

5. Allow the soup to cool slightly, then blend into a smooth soup like consistency.

6. You can either use an immersion blender to blend the carrot soup or transfer it to a regular blender. Just make sure your soup is not hot. Hot liquids tend to alter the plastic blender pitchers. Therefore I’m using a blender with a glass pitcher.

Process shots showing how to cream carrot soup with a blender.

Additional Vegetables You Can Use To Add Flavor

If this baby soup seems too basic, you can add one or two of the following ingredients:

  • Potato
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Pumpkin
Creamy carrot soup for babies and toddlers.

Serve The Carrot Soup To Babies / Toddlers

  • For babies , I would recommend blending the soup until completely smooth.
  • For toddlers, you can leave it a little chunky so they can practice using their chewing skills.
Baby carrot soup.

Storing The Soup

  • It can be stored in the fridge for up to four days or frozen for up to three months in portioned containers.
  • When reheating, be sure to bring the soup to a gentle boil first to kill any bacteria.

More Soup Recipes and Meal Ideas For Your Baby

Need more meal recipes for your baby or toddler? Check out the meals &sides category for more ideas!

Have you tried this carrot soup recipe with your baby or toddler? Let me know how they liked it in the comments below!

We hope you and your little ones enjoy this healthy and delicious carrot soup recipe!

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Carrot Soup For Babies, Toddlers (6 months+)

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A healthy and delicious carrot soup recipe to introduce to your baby or toddler as their first complex meal. Carrots are a great source of nutrients and your little one will love the sweet and creamy taste. This baby carrot soup is suitable for babies starting solid foods at 6 months +, toddlers and older kids!
DIETS: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Dairy Free
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 33.8 oz total
Calories 98.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5-6 medium carrots (between 6" and 7.5" in length)
  • 1 small onion (or 1/2 medium)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp butter (or oil)
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock / homemade, without salt)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 bay leaf

Optional

  • 1/3 tsp sea salt (for babies 12 months+)
  • 1/6 tsp ground black pepper (for babies 12 months+)
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Peel and chop the carrots into small pieces. Chop the onion.
  • In a deep wall pot, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in oil/butter until tender.
  • Add the carrots, stock, and water to the same pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste (optional) and add the lemon juice.
  • Allow the soup to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 8.45ozCalories: 98.5kcalCarbohydrates: 14.14gProtein: 4.06gFat: 3.1gSugar: 6.62gVitamin A: 14062IUVitamin C: 6.72mg
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