Have I mentioned I’m ready to end this week? Yeah, today was another long and busy day at work. I woke up this morning with a wicked sinus headache, my head was throbbing with pain so bad that I almost called in sick. Thankfully it got better and I only have a minor headache now. But I really hope not to be dealing with it or any cold symptoms for Sunday’s half marathon. Training for the half has done crazy things to my appetite, I find I’m much hungrier, but struggling with not wanting to eat too much. I have to admit, I’m looking forward to getting it over with and throttling back my running and appetite to more normal, less tiring levels. Until that, I’ve been grazing through the day more with many mini meals instead of three big meals. After grazing through a smoothie, fruit, a huge salad, trail-mix and nuts today, I was ready for a light and warming dinner and hot soup just sounded great with my sore head, slightly nauseous stomach and rainy weather.
I love miso soup, but am trying to cut my tofu intake and wanted to create a heartier version with tempeh and noodles. Only I didn’t have any noodles, but I did have a my spiralizer and zucchini.
Tempeh Miso Soup
- 1 8 oz. package of tempeh, cubed
- 4 green onions, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
- 3 tbsp. mellow miso paste
- 2 tsp. kelp granules
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized
- 4 cups water
Combine water and kelp granules in a medium soup pot over medium heat bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in miso paste. Add tempeh, green onions, and zucchini noodles and simmer for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Ready in about 15 minutes and makes 4 small servings or 2 large servings.
It’s a lot like miso soup served at Japanese restaurants, but packs more protein, is more satisfying and fun with the zucchini noodles. It’s also super fast and easy to whip up. You can use a stronger miso, such as yellow or red, if you want a stronger flavor. I like the simple list of whole ingredients and it reminded me of a nice evening out for sushi with hubby.
How was your Thursday? Better than mine I hope! :-)