Earn Your Cape in the Kitchen

Did you earn your cape in the kitchen yet?  Getting kids to eat healthy takes superpowers sometimes.  Good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and strong, but did you know it also helps kids learn better while in school?  Save the Children have just released a report called Food for Thought.  This report addresses malnutrition in children and how proper nutrition can unlock their full potential.  Did you know 165 million children worldwide are malnourished?  Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from malnutrition?

In June, President Obama and leaders from around the world will be meeting in two global nutrition summits.  These summits, called the G8, focus on nutrition for children– but, we want the President to put child nutrition at the top of his agenda.  Please click below to send a tweet to President Obama!

So, how can you earn your cape in the kitchen?  By making food fun and healthy for your kids!  Need some help?  Try out the recipe below… and follow #Gr8Recipes for more awesome recipes!

Easy Peasy Tomato Basil Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Julia – Mom on the Run x2
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Serves: 8
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine diced tomatoes and juice, chicken broth, butter, sugar, chopped onion, and baking soda in saucepan. Stir to incorporate.
  2. Cover and allow to simmer over medium heat for 1 hour; stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat milk in microwave until just warm. Stir milk into tomato mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Season with basil and black pepper.
  5. Serve hot.

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  1. I am so glad to see your post. (HUGS) I wish I could get him to eat my meals, but all he does is chew and spit. at least I can hide baby food veggies in some foods.

  2. I love me some tomato soup! Props on spreading the word about this issue, sister! #globalteamof200

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