4 healthy Asian-style soup recipes
Asian-style cooking is surprisingly easy with these four delicious soups that are filled with fresh ingredients and fairly low in fat
Thai “Tom Yum” Prawn Soup
This beautiful-looking soup is bursting with flavour. You’ll need to get some of the ingredients at an Asian grocery store. Add fish sauce for a zesty option (you can find it in most grocery stores), but skip it if you’re watching your sodium intake.
Per serving: 98 calories, 7 g protein, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 32 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium
Get the recipe: Thai “Tom Yum” Prawn Soup
Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup
This soup can be spiced up with a sprinkle of cumin or paprika, or you can swap the chicken for fresh crabmeat.
Per serving: 252 calories, 13 g protein, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 17 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium
Get the recipe: Chinese Chicken & Corn Soup
Vietnamese Chicken Pho
This Vietnamese soup, called pho (pronounced “fuh”), doesn’t have to be relegated to lunch or dinner; it’s also commonly eaten as a hearty, satisfying breakfast. The fish sauce is optional, as it’s high in sodium.
Per serving: 455 calories, 24 g protein, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 35 mg cholesterol, 821 mg sodium
Get the recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Pho
Japanese Tomato & Tofu soup
Dashi stock is the base for many Japanese dishes. It’s sold as a powder and is available from most large supermarkets or Asian grocery stores. If you prefer, you can substitute with a chicken stock cube instead.
Per serving: 116 calories, 10 g protein, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium
Get the recipe: Japanese Tomato & Tofu Soup