Wednesday, March 21, 2007

What's For Dinner Wednesday - Cabbage Fat Burning Soup

This recipe was inspired by me looking in a mirror and realizing that swimsuit season is not that far away and we actually have plans to make a couple trips to the beach in California this summer. SO, I need to lose some weight. I decided it could not hurt for me to detox a bit and so I decided to do the cabbage soup diet for one week, starting today, and ending next Wednesday. I will let you know how it goes. This particular recipe came from, and is called:

Cabbage Fat Burning Soup

  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 large head cabbage, chopped (I used preshredded cabbage from the grocery store)
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained (I used frozen)
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 10 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth (I used chicken broth as we don't eat beef)

  1. Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, and celery in a large pot. Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, beef broth, and enough water to cover vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender. May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
It actually tastes pretty good and is pretty filling. I am excited to see if this actually will kick start my weight loss. Happy cooking! Oh, and use a large stock pot if you have one because this recipe makes lots of soup. M actually really likes it so it must be good!


Alicia said...

Thanks for posting this! I was just searching online for a soup to eat while detoxing for the next few days. I to am hoping it will kickstart my weightloss but also kick the cravings for sugar and junk food.
I cannot wait to hear hwo it works for you too!

Jan Scholl said...

I would use veggie broth (I dont eat any animals) and not the onion soup mix as its too much sodium and then float some caraway seed on top while it simmers. I love cabbage soup any time of year. I made a pot of cuban black bean with wheat noodles and tofu tonight. the whole house smells dee-lish! its spicy for a rainy windy night.