4 reasons to have soup for breakfast

Looking at what’s often on the generic breakfast menu, it is often full of grains, cereals, croissants, breads and pancakes. You may think that the idea of soup for breakfast is bizarre, but in Asia, a light broth is a very popular breakfast option. If you are yet to be convinced, we have four reasons why you should give it a go.

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1. It can be a light, but nourishing breakfast

“I’m not hungry in the morning!” We hear you shout. Understandably, a big breakfast will be quite off-putting if you are not in the stomach-rumbling state. Even if you think you are not hungry, breakfast is still a good idea! It will stop you getting to work and suddenly feeling overwhelmed with hunger and it keeps your concentration levels high.

2. You can still have eggs

If you do like a heavier, more satisfying breakfast, you can bulk a broth up by adding some starch such as potatoes and some protein like eggs or meat.

3. Soup for breakfast is perfect if you’re in a rush

Leftovers are the perfect addition to a warming broth. Prepare the broth the night before, simply heat it up and add some leftover chicken, some greens, chopped garlic and a splash of soy sauce. You can be out the door in five minutes!

4. It’s getting cold outside

What better way to start the morning than with a warming breakfast?

If you are feeling tempted, try this recipe for a tasty, Asian-style broth!


  • 2 cups broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 handful chopped kale
  • soy sauce.


  1. Heat up broth in a pan, adding the ginger and garlic, leave to simmer.
  2. Add the eggs and kale, simmer until eggs are poached and kale is wilted.
  3. Add the soy sauce to taste and enjoy!
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Written by Ellen Lees
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