Quick and easy meals are a must for our pinterest boards. This recipe is set for 1 serving and can easily be multiplied to feed a whole family.

Miso soup is traditional to Asian cuisine but we highly recommend making a tradition to your repertoire of recipes because it’s delicious, unbelievably healthy and affordable. Miso is traditionally made of fermented soybeans but there are lots of different types out there now- plus some pastes can even be made from other fermented proteins like chickpeas.

Incorporating fermented foods into our diet can be challenging for some. Especially since not all store bought fermented foods are made equal. Foods that are actually fermented are really good for the digestive system. Miso is one of the commercial fermented foods that is readily available and easy to incorporate to anyone’s diet because of its naturally salty flavour.

Miso soup is also traditionally made with bonito flakes and/or dashi (fish-based products), but we omitted those to keep this version simple. You can use any vegetables that you or your little one likes. Because kids generally love the flavour of miso, this soup is great to introduce a new a vegetable. And if there is one vegetable they are not a huge fan of, the miso flavour gets absorbed into the vegetables so it can help the process of them expanding the repertoire of vegetables and help them explore new flavours as every meal can be an adventure.


15-Minute Miso

Makes 1 serving

1 Tbsp Green Onions- finely chopped

4-6 Broccoli florets

2 Tbsp Carrots- shaved or grated

¼ cup Zucchini- spiralized (“noodle” shape)

1 Tbsp Miso paste

1 cup Hot Water or Broth

 Protein- shelled edamame



In a small pot or kettle, bring 1-2 cups of water/broth to a boil.

Prepare ingredients accordingly.

In a small pan, sauté the vegetables until they are cooked to your desired texture. For little ones, we recommend keeping the edamame to the side so they can interact and explore the meal.

In your serving bowl, take about 1 Tbsp of miso paste and a little bit on the hot water/broth. Mix until the miso paste is dissolved. This prevents from over cooking the miso to protect the nutritional value. Add in the cooked vegetables and a bit more water/broth for desired serving. 

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Let’s keep making every meal an adventure.

Messy fun! Sheena x