Weight Loss Vegetable Soup

Weight Loss Vegetable Soup
Weight Loss Vegetable Soup
  • prep: 16 hr 55 min
  • cook: 22 min
  • total: 17 hr 17 min
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  • Summary

    I love how healthy I feel with this filling, satisfying soup that's easy and ready in 30 minutes. It's loaded with healthy, hearty vegetables and is naturally low in calories and sodium while being high in fiber and nutrients. It's naturally vegan and gluten-free. If you follow Weight Watchers it's a Zero Point soup. If you want to bump up the protein, adding edamame or a can of beans such as garbanzo, cannellini, or kidney is great. It's a great soup to clean out your produce drawer with. Mix and match with the veggies and herbs you have on hand and enjoy. If you don't have an ingredient, don't like something, or want to use something else instead, go for it.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 large onion)
    • 1 cup celery, diced small (about 2 stalks)
    • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
    • 4 cups green cabbage, sliced into thin ribbons (about 1/4 to 1/2 head depending on size)
    • 1 medium/large red bell pepper, seeded, trimmed, and diced small
    • 1 medium/large yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded, trimmed, and diced small
    • 1 cup carrots, peeled, trimmed, and sliced thin (about 1 1/2 large carrots)
    • 1 cup green beans, trimmed into 1-inch pieces (I prefer fresh but frozen may be substituted)
    • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (baby portobello, white, or your favorite)
    • 64 ounces (8 cups) low-sodium vegetable broth
    • one 15-ounce can petite-diced tomatoes (I use low-sodium)
    • 1 1/2 cups edamame or one 15-ounce cans garbanzo, cannellini, or kidney beans, drained and rinsed, optional (I use low-sodium beans)
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
    • 3 cups broccoli florets
    • 2 cups zucchini, diced small (about 1 1/2 large zucchini)
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, optional (brightens up the flavor)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 15
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 41 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 2.04%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 475 mg 19.79%
    • Calcium: 21 mg 2.11%
    • Potassium: 122 mg 3.49%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 2.91%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.16%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.36%
    • Vitamin C 38.49%
    • Vitamin D 0.08%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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