I live in a house full of picky eaters. DH, DS, amd DD are all very picky- especially when it comes to vegetables. I do my best to hide veggies in whatever I can, and this soup helps me out big time. By using baby food in the noodles and pureeing some veggies (which is the optional step), you have an opportunity to give your family what's good for them without them even knowing. *NOTE: I choose to use baby food squash in the noodles. The color doesn't give away my secret :) This recipe feeds us two meals and then some!