Recipe: Pinterest-inspired soup in a jar
We're just like you. Strapped for lunch inspiration and quick to click any headline promising make-ahead lunches for the work week that are easy and delicious.
When we spied our co-worker's beautiful soup in a jar in the office fridge, we had to try it.
Added bonus: It's healthy.
"Who doesn’t love a quick, easy, enviable lunch? Soup is a fantastic way to enjoy a hearty, satisfying and healthy meal," says Chelsey Lindahl, RD, CD, a wellness dietitian at the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living.
"For those who struggle to consume their recommended amount of 3-5 servings of non-starchy veggies daily, soup is a fantastic way to boost daily nutrition intake," she says.
Be the envy of the office and make this soup in a jar. Make it your own and add your favorite vegetables and spices. Use rice noodles or zucchini noodles instead of ramen. Swap bouillon cubes for bone broth.
1/4 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
1/2 pack of ramen noodles, cooked
Fresh chopped veggies (for this recipe we used bok choy, spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts, red onion, chopped garlic, shelled edamame and snap peas)
2 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast, cooked (make it vegetarian by adding cubed tofu)
Green onion for garnish
Soy sauce, crushed peppers, Siracha, fresh basil — any flavors you like
Layer all ingredients except water and sauces in a jar or other container. To eat, add boiling water and sauces of your choice, shake or stir, and let soup sit for a few minutes. Grab your chopsticks and dig in!