I've been eating a lot of rich foods lately, so I'm taking a (very short) detox break, starting with dinner tonight. Miso Soup is crazy easy to make if you have the right ingredients on hand, and is very light and nutritious.
4 cups water
Bonito flavoured stock powder/cubes
White miso paste, 1-2 Tbsp
3/4 cup diced silken tofu
2 green onions, sliced green parts only
Unless you are in the habit of making your own dashi - a stock flavoured with kombu (dried kelp) and bonito flakes (flakes of a dried bonito fish - a type of tuna) - then you are most likely going to use some form of bonito flavoured powder. Follow the directions for the amount of water being used.
Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. In a bowl, mix the miso paste with some of the liquid to form a slurry; this will allow it to mix into the liquid easier. Mix in with the broth. If this is your first time, start with 1 Tbsp and see how it tastes. It's easy enough to add more as needed. Simmer just a minute or two and it's ready to serve.
Divide the tofu and green onions amongst the bowls to be used (I personally drank the entire 4 cups of this broth - yes, it is that tasty and light). Add the broth and enjoy!