My Healing Soup

Healing Soup 4

Healing Soup with Kale, Carrots, Green Onions, Purple Cabbage

My love for Asian foods and soups forced me to get creative in the kitchen.

I have learned to re-create some favorites using migraine-friendly ingredients.

Over the summer I started making a very simple and absolutely delicious soup. I call it “my healing soup” because it is jam-packed with nutrients.


Healing Soup with Broccoli, Carrots, Green Onions

I also call it my “migraine friendly pho” because it is a soup with rice noodles (Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup).

migraine friendly pho

Migraine Friendly Pho

To make this soup, I use homemade chicken broth. I make a short cooking time broth because it has decreased amounts of tyramine, histamine and natural MSG levels which make it less likely to trigger a migraine than most broths. You can find the recipe here.

If you prefer to buy pre-made broth, I tolerate Pacific Organic Free Range Chicken Broth the best in regard to migraines.

Healing Soup Veggies 2

Healing Soup Vegetables


Makes 2 Large Bowls

2 Cups Shredded Chicken (white or dark meat–your preference)

2 Cups Chicken Broth

3-4 types of vegetables *I always use chopped carrots and sliced green onions*

Other vegetables that I have used include: kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, cauliflower, cabbage, purple cabbage

Coconut Oil (You want to use “Whole Kernel, Unrefined”, “Virgin Coconut Oil” because it has a slight coconut taste which give this soup an Asian flare)

Toasted Sesame Oil (This is AIP Reintroduction, omit if you do not tolerate it)

Garlic Powder

Sea Salt

1-2 Cups cooked rice noodles (use Zucchini Noodles “Zoodles” if you are following AIP and have not reintroduced rice)


Chop and slice veggies (if you are using cabbage or brussels sprouts, I recommend slicing those veggies very thin)

I recommend always using the carrot/green onion combination because it adds a nice flavor to this soup

Saute veggies in coconut oil until tender

Heat broth and chicken

Make your Healing Bowls

1/3 Cup Chicken

1/3 Cup Rice Noodles or Zoodles

1 Cup Broth

Top with sauteed vegetables

Add 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil, 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil, 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Salt to taste (you may wish to add more garlic powder and sesame oil to taste also)

Enjoy ❤

If you tolerate rice noodles, you might enjoy using these rice noodles for a migraine friendly pho (it is the brand I use).

migraine friendly pho

Migraine Friendly Pho

*AIP tip: If you do not tolerate Toasted Sesame Oil, omit it from soup. I have enjoyed this yummy soup both with and without it.

**Rice is not part of the AIP diet however many people with autoimmune conditions find that they tolerate it well. I have been able to add rice back to my diet without difficulty which is why I use rice noodles.

If you also eat rice, you can make a yummy variation on this soup by substitution rice for noodles.

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