Our boys love carrots, and even as little babies this was one of their favourite vegetables. That’s no surprise. This sweet root vegetable tends to be the favourite for a lot of babies, and you can feel good about letting them snack on them all year round.
So it was also no surprise when we made this soup for the first time, our kids couldn’t get enough!
Did you know that carrots are an exception to the “vegetables are healthier eaten raw” rule? Cooking the carrots can allow your body access to as much as 10x the beta carotene antioxidant that it would get when you snack on raw. Just one more reason to make this easy and delicious carrot and pear soup!
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And here’s another fun fact about carrots: did your parents ever tell you that carrots should be eaten because it helps you with your night vision? That’s actually an urban legend based on historical propaganda, and it’s persisted to this day.
During World War II, while Germany was attacking England, the British began to spread a rumor that it was a diet high in carrots that enabled their soldiers to see so well in the dark and able to shoot down the enemy’s aircraft. What they were trying to do was conceal the British’s invention of radar technology from Germany.
While this carrot and pear soup won’t help your kids see in the dark, it is a healthy and high-fiber meal!
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.