Awhile back, someone mentioned Cabbage Soup – in a rather derogatory way. Funny thing is, I love Cabbage Soup! Which isn’t all cabbage, by the way. There’s lot’s of other good stuff in it, too.
What’s to love about Cabbage Soup? It tastes great, it’s low-calorie and high in nutrition, down right cheap, it’s easy to make and makes a big pot. I like to portion mine out and freeze.
That way, when I know I’m having a day when I’m not getting my veggies in, or I’m having a day when I know I’ll be eating more than I should I can have a quick bowl for breakfast (yeah, really) lunch or dinner. I’ve never gone on that Cabbage Soup Diet, but I love the soup! And almost any soup: Check out all the Soup on my blog!
You might notice in the recipe includes a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix OR my home-made version. I also like to change things up now and then with the Spicy V-8 or if we happen to have it around, a little dash of Bloody Mary Mix. I just won’t ever use my Dad’s XXX version again!
Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup
- 1 small head cabbage, cut into dice
- 10 stalks celery, diced
- 6 carrots, scrubbed and diced
- 3 onions, peeled and diced
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1 can of green beans, drained
- 1 envelope Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix or 1/2 recipe Home-made Onion Soup Mix
- 1 29 ounce can whole tomatoes, with juice (crush or dice)
- 1 15 ounce can beef or vegetable broth, may be low sodium
- 2 quarts tomato juice or V-8 juice, may be low sodium
Cut all vegetables into about 1/2 inch dice. Add all ingredients to a very large pan or stock pot and stir. Bring to a boil, turn down to a good simmer and cover partially with a lid. Simmer about 35 – 45 minutes until vegetables are tender and done to your taste; stir once or twice as it cooks.
Since this is a very large pot of soup, it’s best to divide it into several containers to refrigerate. Keeps well for about a week in the fridge. Freezes very well.
- Add 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- Replace tomato juice in part with V-8 original or spicy, or a Bloody Mary Mix
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 465 mg||19 %|
|Potassium 591 mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15 g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||14 %|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 3 g||5 %|
|Vitamin A||108 %|
|Vitamin C||62 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|