Soup for breakfast only sounds weird until you’ve tried it. Once you see you good you feel with that warm nourishing bellyful, you wont look back. AND it’s so much healthier than those danishes and bagels (no offense to bakers). Start your day off with warm, energy packed food and enjoy your baked goods at your coffee or tea break. But notice how much longer your energy lasts when you eat well first thing.
I’m a warm-savory-food-first-thing-in-the-morning fan but I’ve just started to make headway with hubs. But he notices when he has warm, nourishing food first thing he has more energy and is better able to deal with everything life throws at him. Since he drives in L.A. traffic, this is no small feat!
And speaking of driving. Not that I advocate eating on the run, but making 12 oz of easy yummy soup means you can put it in your spare to-go coffee mug and sip in on the road if you must.
To start you off, here’s a quick, easy and nourishing breakfast (or anytime) soup.
Breakfast Soup with Miso and Wontons
- 1C (8 oz) chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2C (4 oz) water
- 1 – 2 tsp miso paste (I prefer dark but use what you like)
- 6 – 8 wontons*
- dash each of rice vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha
Bring the water and broth to a boil, mix in the miso paste and toss in the wontons. The brand I use are supposed to cook for 5 minutes. Since I use them right out of the freezer, I toss them in when the liquid reaches the boiling point, which cools everything down. Then I wait for it to just begin to boil again, reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pot and set a timer for 5 minutes.
Once it’s cooked, put the soup in a bowl and add your dashes of vinegar, oil and spice. I suggest the vinegar, it gives lots of depth of flavour to the soup. The oil and sriracha are optional but yummy.
Cook time 5 min plus minimal prep time
*Wontons: I use Bibigo Chicken and Cilantro Mini Wontons (http://bit.ly/2dIB39k) but any pre-cooked wonton would work. If you have a favourite wonton recipe, please share it.