Vegetable Soup Recipe That Will Help You Lose Weight!
Is there really a vegetable soup recipe that will help you lose weight? The biggest battle there is for losing weight is eating right. The biggest battle to eating right is finding food that is delicious, filling, goof for you without all the calories. Vegetables will always fill the bill in that regard, but not everyone likes vegetables, especially raw, and like anything if it’s the only thing you eat you will get tiered of eating it, so some creativity and flare to make the dishes different, palatable and not boring is what most people struggle to find.
This recipe of course isn’t going to solve that whole dilemma, but is is a step in the right direction! It’s really good, filling and is low in calories and high in fiber, so it’s definitely worth giving it a go.
Not Magic But Cuts Calories
This soup is delicious, healthy and filling! It’s easy to make and perfect for lunch or afternoon snack.
Of course this vegetable soup recipe isn’t the magic weight loss secret but if you’re trying to cut calories this is perfect to have in your fridge ready to enjoy! It’s loaded with flavor, fills your belly and is naturally low in calories and fat. When we are trying to cut back (usually in January after the holidays) we enjoy a small bowl of this soup before each meal. (And if you follow Weight Watchers, this is a 0 point soup… also know as a freebie) or I use it as a snack to tide me over until dinner.
This vegetable soup recipe is great because it can be made on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week and it freezes well. It’s very versatile and you can swap or add any veggie to make this to your liking or swap beef broth for chicken.
Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe
Serves: 14 cups
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 4 cups chopped cabbage (approx. ¼ head of cabbage)
- 1 cup green beans (1″ pieces)
- 2 whole bell peppers, chopped
- 1 can (28 oz) low sodium diced tomatoes
- 6 cups low sodium beef broth
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ teaspoon each thyme & basil
- pepper to taste
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups sliced zucchini
- In a large pot cook onion & garlic over medium heat until slightly softened.
- Add carrots, cabbage & green beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Stir in bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.
- Add in zucchini & broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.
- Remove bay leaves before serving.
This is NOT medical advice. This is for informational purposes and enjoyment only. Eating this soup doesn’t guarantee weight loss. Curated from http://www.spendwithpennies.com
This recipe is one of many examples of why I am so enthusiastic about growing vegetables every summer! It is a fun hobby and provides a means to an end which is healthier living and healthier eating. I hope you give this recipe a try and see how delicious it really is and then hopefully you might give vegetable gardening a try this summer, if you haven’t already.