Try This Cabbage Soup For Dieting Or Just Healthy Eating!
If you’re on a mission to lose weight, you might be considering adding some cabbage soup to your menu.
Cabbage soup is a great source of nutrition as it’s jam-packed with antioxidant providing vegetables.
Cabbage is well-known to be one vegetable that’s great for fending off diseases such as cancer, heart disease, as well as diabetes.
In addition to that, cabbage is also great for warding off inflammation as well.
What’s more, because this soup doesn’t contain any added grains or pasta, it also is a very low calorie option for those on an intense fat loss diet.
Of course you can add in some rice or pasta if desired, but on its own, it’ll keep you lean.
Cabbage soup is also a good way to reduce hunger throughout the day as it can easily be eaten as a snack between meals or as the starter course to your lunch or dinner, reducing how much you eat at the meal that follows.
Below you’ll find one variation of cabbage soup. This one does include some chicken breast for added protein to make it more of a complete meal in itself, however feel free to omit the chicken if you just want to have it as an appetizer.
You might also want to add in other spices as desired as well such as coriander, cumin, fennel, or rosemary. Experiment and see what you can come up with.
Sugar Free – Yes
Gluten Free –Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – High
Carbs – Medium
Fats – Low
Cabbage Soup Recipe
½ head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup sliced onion
1 cup carrots, finely chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 green pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
400g of diced tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
230g cooked chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
½ tbsp. olive oil
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the garlic, green pepper, sliced onion, and sliced celery and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Next, add in the cabbage, carrots, chicken broth, diced tomato, oregano, and basil. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes before serving immediately.