Kids Make VEGAN Grilled Cheese with Creamy Tomato Soup

Kids will love making this Easy VEGAN Dinner: Grilled Cheese with Creamy Tomato Soup! The 2 best parts?! Watching the soup ingredients blend together in a Vitamix and picking out the cookie cutters! 

While your kids make this meal with you, pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: TOMATOES

🍅 food groups1 🍅

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    • Fruits: coconut
    • Veggies: onion, garlic, tomatoes2 , carrots
    • Grains: bread
    • Protein: none
    • Dairy: none

    1For information about food and health, go to ChooseMyPlate.gov.

    2Tomatoes are classified by botanists as fruit, but nutritionally and legally they are considered veggies.

🍅 Tomatoes 🍅

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Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Easy VEGAN Dinner: Grilled Cheese with Creamy Tomato Soup. Just hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!

🍴Tomato Soup🍴

Chop veggies*

If your kid complains about their eyes, have them wear goggles while chopping the onion!

Cook onion and garlic in pan*

Measure and combine ingredients in blender

For really little ones, measure the ingredients yourself and let them pour them into blender.

Operate Vitamix/blender

Kids will love seeing the ingredients blend into soup!

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🍴Grilled Cheese Cutouts🍴

Butter bread

Measure out about 1 T of butter per sandwich.

Add 2 slices of cheese to the bread

Grill sandwich until both sides are lightly browned*

Press a cookie cutter into your sandwich to form a shape

Pull scraps away from cookie cutter

Make sure the cookie cutter has gone all the way through the sandwich.

Check out your cool shapes!!

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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