An easy, flavoursome, feel-good soup for when you sense a cold coming on.

So it turns out grandma was right – chicken soup really is one of the best things to help fight a cold! Kick it up a notch with this twist on the traditional. It’s high in immune-boosting nutrients that will delight your tastebuds, and feed your body as much as your soul. 

To make your own low-sodium chicken stock, click here.


  • 4 cups (1 litre) low-sodium*, organic chicken stock
    *low-sodium, since miso is high in sodium
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2-3 Tbsp miso paste (to taste)
  • firm tofu, cubed (optional)
  • green onions (optional)


In a saucepan, heat chicken stock, garlic, and ginger until hot. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Place miso paste in a separate bowl and add 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot stock, stirring to combine. Pour this miso paste into the saucepan with the rest of the stock and stir before serving. Add diced tofu and garnish with green onions (optional).

Dr. Sarah Sjovold is a Naturopathic Doctor practising at Livstil Wellness Clinic. She regularly sees patients in the Langley and Surrey area looking for help with digestion, detoxing. and immune support.

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