This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s almost time for Halloween and if you may not know we are big fans of Halloween. When else can you try and creep out your kids and have some childish fun? Halloween is just that time of the year when we like to have fun and while family meals are a big deal to our family so is having a little fun.
As a mom I want to be sure I can pack my kids food full of healthy vegetables and protein. Silk® is a great way to get in that extra protein all with a great taste!
We decided to make the kids something healthy for a lunch or dinner idea, while also trying to bring in some Halloween theme. I love the holidays and I love playing with food so its the best time of the year to have a little fun with food. Its hard with kids to make something that everyone likes, but using the leek is great because it provides a vegetable with a milder flavor.
Silk® Potato and Leek Body Parts Soup
- 3 leek’s chopped
- 3 large Yukon gold potatoes chopped in small cubes
- 6 TBSP of butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups Silk Almond Protein + Fiber
- 3 TBSP flour
- 1/2 TSP black pepper
- 1 TSP paprika
- 1 TSP ginger
- 1 TSP turmeric
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1 TSP garlic powder
- baby carrots
- oyster crackers
- cocktail onions
- red pimento
We started by taking the leeks (remove the darker green parts) and potato and cutting them up into small pieces. We tossed these with a 1/2 stick of butter and cooked for about 10 mins and continually stirring to avoid sticking and uneven cooking.
We then took these soft pieces and mixed in a cup of chicken broth and 2 cups of silk. This is a great way to get that extra protein. Cover and allow your soup to cook for over an hour on low heat. Use a masher or hand blender to create a creamy soup in less the time. If you really want to save time cook for 20 minutes then use a food processor, however the flavors do not set in as much.
Now that you have a great tasting soup that your whole family will enjoy, now it’s time to have a little fun! I found some small cocktail onions in my local grocery store. By cutting a pit into them, I can then stuff an olive or something else for color. Using a sliced olive and pimento is great to become the perfect eyeballs.
To create some fun lungs, or a brain we used some radicchio which looks almost like a small red cabbage but has some really great veins that run through the leafs. We steamed baby carrots for fingers and we used a little honey to attach a finger nail which is just a split oyster cracker.
You could easily serve mini versions of this for a Halloween party or make it a fun dinner for your family. Its fun to play with some great foods to come up with new creepy ideas. There’s nothing better than enjoying new flavors and having fun with food along the way!
Using Silk is a great way to get in more plant based protein and it’s a great substitute for milk. This was a great way to use Silk since we already use the product in our home and it’s a tasty milk alternative for our kids.
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