Low Calorie Cabbage Soup

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Low Calorie Cabbage Soup is perfect after a weekend of indulgence because while it is full of vegetables it is also full of flavor.  Try our cabbage soup diet recipe for a healthy and filling meal option.

Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup Recipe:

This is one of Barbara’s recipes. She makes this fat burning cabbage soup after she has had one of those awesome weekends where the overindulgence went a bit too far.  What’s so great is that it is a simple cabbage soup, and the ingredients are versatile.

It helps her get her week  – and her waistline – back on track. She will eat it for breakfast and lunch for a couple days and it does the trick. The soup is delicious too so it’s not hard to manage.  The vegetables are all low in calories, and restricting calories helps shed those extra pounds.  Now, we know that isn’t a long term diet to follow, but it is a recipe we enjoy when we have over-indulged!

Low Calorie Cabbage Soup Recipe

All the ingredients in this recipe follow the Weight Watchers Diet as well and fall into the WW FreeStyle Zero Points List.

This easy cabbage soup is perfect for a regular weeknight meal even if you aren’t trying to follow Weight Watchers or the Cabbage Soup Diet. It’s just an added bonus that it is low calorie and filling at the same time.

Barbara loves this recipe so much that she made a new version.  Try our Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Lemon and Ginger!

 

Notes about Fat Burning Vegetable Soup Recipe:

  • You can add as little or much of red pepper flakes as you prefer. A little heat is good for your metabolism.
  • Italian herbs can be substituted for any other dried herb that you know and love.  Or, if you don’t have an Italian herb blend on hand, use dried oregano and/or dried basil.
  • Substitute regular diced, canned tomatoes for the kind with Italian herbs, if needed.
  • We tend to make it in the summer when the garden is in full swing to use up those heads of cabbage that seem to multiply. If you have an extra large head of cabbage like we do from our gardens at times, you may want to use a quarter or a third of the cabbage instead of a full half.
  • If there’s other veggies you like, add or substitute those in.
  • Add up to 4 cups water if needed to this fat burning cabbage soup recipe.  This all depends on how much cabbage you add to the soup and if you like a soupier soup or more of a stew.

Cabbage Soup Diet Shopping List:

  • Olive Oil
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Green Cabbage
  • Chicken broth, low sodium
  • Canned, Diced Tomatoes (preferably with Italian seasoning
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Frozen Peas
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dried Italian Herbs (such as basil and oregano)
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

How To Make Cabbage Fat Burning Soup:

For the full ingredients and amounts for Fat Burning Soup recipe, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page. 

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan; add onions, celery and carrots; sauté. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth and cabbage to the vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add peas, green beans and seasonings (and water, if necessary) and continue to simmer until everything is warmed through.

What can I do with a half of a cabbage?

So you’ve made a delicious cabbage recipe but now you have a half of cabbage hanging out in the fridge? Cabbage is so versatile that you can eat it a hundred different ways.  Here’s some of our favorite ways to eat cabbage (aside from raw topped with salt).

What can I add to cabbage soup for flavor?

Cabbage has a relatively mild flavor, especially in soup form.  Check out our list of easy ingredients to add to cabbage soup to make it taste better.

  • Salt and Black pepper (don’t discount the importance of these.)
  • Dried or fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley, oregano)
  • Garlic, garlic salt or garlic powder
  • Onions, onion powder or dried onion flakes
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Siracha
  • Splash of vinegar
  • Lemon juice or zest
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Paprika or Hungarian Smoked Paprika
  • Celery Salt
  • White wine

Low Calorie Cabbage Soup

This cabbage soup is a low-calorie option perfect for when you don't want a heavy meal but still want a flavorful, filling dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Cabbage Soup, Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup, Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe, Low Calorie Cabbage Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded
  • 2 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can green beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
  • 4 cups water (up to 4 cups---see notes below)
  • Red pepper flakes to taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the onions, carrots and celery.
    This healthy Low Calorie Cabbage Soup is perfect after a weekend of indulgence because while it is full of vegetables it is also full of flavor.
  • Saute for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Add undrained tomatoes, chicken broth and cabbage.
    This healthy Low Calorie Cabbage Soup is perfect after a weekend of indulgence because while it is full of vegetables it is also full of flavor.
  • Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Add green beans, peas, salt, black pepper, Italian seasonings, water (if needed) and red pepper flakes. Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
    This healthy Low Calorie Cabbage Soup is perfect after a weekend of indulgence because while it is full of vegetables it is also full of flavor.

Notes

  • Add up to 4 cups water if needed to this fat burning cabbage soup recipe.  This all depends on how much cabbage you add to the soup and if you like a soupier soup or more of a stew. 
  • Italian herbs can be substituted for any other dried herb that you know and love.  Or, if you don't have an Italian herb blend on hand, use dried oregano and/or dried basil. 
  • You can add as little or much of red pepper flakes as you prefer. A little heat is good for your metabolism.
  • She also tends to make it in the summer when the garden is in full swing to use up those heads of cabbage that seem to multiply. If you have an extra large head of cabbage like we do from our gardens at times, you may want to use a quarter or a third of the cabbage instead of a full half.
  • If there's other veggies you like, add or substitute those in.
  • Don't know what do to with the other half of the cabbage? Try our Sweet and Sour Coleslaw or Cheesy Cabbage Casserole or our Skillet Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3165IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg

This healthy Low Calorie Cabbage Soup is perfect after a weekend of indulgence because while it is full of vegetables it is also full of flavor.

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