Recipe of the Week: Creamy Veggie Soup

This creamy veggie soup is deceivingly healthy with how creamy it is! Filled with cauliflower, onion, carrot and celery, this soup packs in a lot of flavor while also being a great way to add some extra vitamins and minerals into your diet.


Cauliflower may look like a ghostly version of its broccoli counterpart, but it has such a different flavor!

It has a milder taste, which makes it a great blank canvas when adding spices and other ingredients. In this week’s recipe cauliflower is the reason behind the creamy look and texture of the soup.

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, which is in the same group as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and more. This vegetable group is known to have anti-cancer properties, and is full of vitamin’s such as C, K and folate.

  • Vitamin C helps our bodies fight against sickness and helps with immunity
  • Vitamin K helps with proper blood clotting and bone development
  • Folate helps with DNA formation and and forming red blood cells

To learn more about cruciferous vegetables and their many health benefits visit Cleveland Clinic’s article.

Staying Active

Have you ever tried being active while feeling sick? From my experience it usually ends up being a bad idea.

The vitamins and minerals from eating fruits and vegetables helps our bodies function normally, which includes keeping a healthy immune system.

When we make half our plate fruits and vegetables, we give our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy. To learn more about fruits and vegetables that could fill half of your plate, visit MyPlate’s website.

While being active this Summer it may be hard to come up with physical activity ideas to do when it gets over 100F degrees outside. If you need help coming up with fun, family-friendly ideas on how to stay active visit our Instagram and Facebook for our Your Choice Your Move initiative.


It’s amazing how many vegetables are in this creamy veggie soup! If you find that you don’t like some of these vegetables try substituting them with others. In the end everything gets pureed together so this could be a great opportunity to hide vegetables in this soup that you normally wouldn’t eat raw. Enjoy!

-Captain Create

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