Running out of ideas for dinner? Try this simple and healthy soup. It is a meal in itself, with chicken, vegetables and pasta. Children just love it because it triggers their imagination. My best friend’s 5-year-old daughter asked me once: “Shooting stars? Does it mean we can make a wish?” So cute!
Heat the oil and sauté the onion, garlic, carrot and celery for about 2 minutes.
Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then add the pasta and the branch of thyme and let simmer for 7 minutes.
Add the mini corn on the cob and chicken at the end.
Let simmer another 2 minutes and serve with a star shaped crouton.
Tip: While the soup is simmering, get your children involved by letting them make the star-shaped crouton by using a star shaped cookie cutter and a piece of toast.
Health note: Thyme is the number one of all allies of the immune system and kids respond very well to it. Use it a lot, especially during this season when we are more vulnerable to catching what goes around.