Ok, so I was a little sceptical of the whole soup in a jar thing, so I thought it was time to put it to the test. It turns out once you start investigating meal in jars, as strange as the concept may be, there is a whole world of healthy pre packed meals you can create yourself. I found so many versions of soup in jars that it was hard to know what to try first. So I decided to go with a pretty simple miso jar as I know I love the flavour of miso, so how could I go wrong? Well, I must say that I was shocked at how delicious, quick and easy this was to both prepare and then serve. As long as your vegetables are cut very finely and you have a good balance of noodles to other ingredients this really makes a really tasty, healthy lunch. The addition of the chilli made it for me, it gave the whole soup that extra wow factor, so if you love chilli make sure you add it in. I also felt satisfied without feeling full, which is so hard to come back from if your over eat at lunch time. The hubby also gave this a big thumbs up, so I will be attempting a lot more flavour combinations in the months to come, so stay tuned. In the meantime try making a jar yourself and bringing it to the office, you will be the talk of the lunch room!
SOUP IN A JAR – MISO VERSION
50 g either soba noodles or rice vermicelli, coked and chilled
1 tbsp. miso paste
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 finely chopped spring onion
1 finely chopped red chilli (optional)
A handful mixed greens
½ small zucchini, either thinly sliced or put through a spiralizer
¼ carrot, thinly sliced or put through a spiralizer
1 tsp sesame seeds
½ cup roughly chopped mint, basil and coriander
1. Place your miso paste in the bottom of your jar and continue to layer your ingredients in until your jar is full. Place in the fridge until ready use.
2. Once ready to use, pour over boiling water until just below the top of the jar. Replace the lid and allow to sit for a few minutes. Remove the lid and stir all the ingredients up with a fork, making sure you miso paste is well mixed through. Either eat straight from the jar or alternatively pop into a bowl.