This Japanese soup isn’t exactly Paleo, but it’s not not Paleo either. What I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t have any of the “bad” foods in it, but it is very vegetarian and includes tofu. See all those wonderful noodles? They are made out of tofu (just tofu, nothing else), and they’re actually pretty darn good in a soup like this. I found the noodles in my Albertson’s grocery store with the rest of the tofu in the produce area. I don’t know how good they would taste with tomato sauce and meatballs, but they work extremely well in this Japanese soup.
Below are the vegetables I included in the soup along with the noodles. Just use whatever veggies you have in the house – the real star of this soup is the broth. And the broth is simply water with hon-dashi soup stock added. Follow the instructions on the hon-dashi box for how much to use per cup of water, taste the broth yourself, and then if you’re like me, add a little extra. 🙂 And if you have any seafood around the house (I didn’t), throw that in too for additional protein and healthy fats and oils!