This heart-warming soup is delicious and nutritious. Those with jaw problems including general jaw pain and TMJ jaw pain often have a hard time eating vegetables and high fiber foods that are essential to a healthy diet. Soups such as these fit into a soft food diet without sacrificing taste and nutrition. The soup can be made in a variety of ways depending on availability of vegetables. Add frozen vegetables like peas or corn for color, texture and more nutrition. Try different proteins like diced tofu, peas, shrimp, edamame beans or cooked chicken. If jaw pain is severe, consider pureeing the vegetables before adding protein and the noodles. For a *gluten-free variation, choose brown rice or buckwheat noodles.