Creamy Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

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Donna Castellano of The Hanging Spoon shares her #52NewFoods inspired recipe, Creamy Sweet Potato Apple Soup.

Soup’s on! And it’s delicious. Not only because it’s packed with gorgeous colors, and some of our favorite fall flavors like apples and sweet potatoes, but also it’s super fun to personalize—with toppings! One of the tips I share in The 52 New Foods Challenge is to invite your kids to “add sprinkles” to their favorite dishes—sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and nori flakes are some of our top picks. Donna Castellano of The Hanging Spoon shows us how she puts this simple principle into practice at her family table, and the result is tasty fun. Check out her #52NewFoods inspired recipe, Creamy Sweet Potato Apple Soup, and enter to win a copy of The 52 New Foods Challenge. Double bonus.

The Hanging Spoon

Trying one new food a week is such a brilliant idea and so incredibly manageable. – The Hanging Spoon

sweet potato apple soup | the 52 new foods challenge | with apples

Creamy Sweet Potato Apple Soup will be on your table in less than an hour.

Donna shows us how to make soup a little more fun for the kiddos–offer toppings!

Kids can have fun by adding toppings to the soup like pumpkin seeds, chopped apples, raisins, cranberries, nuts or croutons for some crunch. – The Hanging Spoon

By | 2018-02-03T03:01:54+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Dinner, Sides|2 Comments

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.


  1. Erin Nantell October 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Soup is usually met with little to no enthusiasm at our dinner table but I think Donna has the ticket. Toppings add just that bit of novelty that the kids will appreciate! Good stuff!

  2. Jennifer Tyler Lee October 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I hear you, Erin! Soup can be challenging for us too. Getting kids involved in making the recipe is a big step in the right direction. It’s especially fun when a kitchen gadget makes an appearance—our Vitamix always draws a crowd 🙂 And then there are the toppings! Let your kiddos pick a few and setup a toppings bar. Mix, match, and then trade.

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