Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe


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This Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe is one of our favorites! As you would expect in a vegetable soup recipe, this is completely loaded with fresh veggies and flavor.  It’s naturally low in fat and calories it’s the perfect lunch, snack or starter!

While we eat it as a starter or lunch, to make this more of a main dish for dinner, we often add our favorite proteins (like leftover turkey or chicken) and some grains such as Quinoa or brown rice.

Vegetable soup in bowl with silver ladle

  Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable soup is delicious, healthy and filling!  It’s easy to make and perfect for lunch or afternoon snack.

It’s bright, colorful and loaded with all kinds of vegetables (and you can easily sub in whatever veggies you like or have on hand).

Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe in bowl

A Zero Point Weight Watchers Meal

Of course, this soup 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 when you need a snack or a quick meal!

Vegetable soup is not only loaded with flavor, it 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 vegetable soup before each meal.  (And if you follow Weight Watchers, this is a 0 point soup…  a freebie and it’s 21 day fix approved) or I use it as a snack to tide me over until dinner.

I love cabbage in this soup, it adds bulk and fills your belly. If you’re not a fan of cabbage, you can most certainly substitute kale or spinach. Keep in mind that kale will add more bulk and spinach will shrink down quite a bit.

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Making This Veggie Soup a Main Course

If you want to make this into a main course, you can add leftover chicken or turkey or even ground turkey along with cooked brown rice, quinoa or even whole wheat noodles.

Add in any veggie you like.  I sometimes make this to use up vegetables in the fridge and if you happen to have roasted veggies, they add an amazing flavor too.

It’s very versatile and you can swap or add any veggie to make this to your liking or swap beef broth for chicken.

Vegetable soup in ziploc bags

How to Add More Flavor to Vegetable Soup

We love this vegetable soup and it’s very flavorful!  We season with our favorite herbs or add Italian Seasoning but you can add whatever you’d like! Here are a few additions to change the flavor:

  • replace canned tomatoes with spicy canned tomatoes
  • add a few dashes of hot sauce
  • fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro
  • parmesan cheese (or a cheese rind while cooking)
  • a very small amount of balsamic vinegar
  • tomato paste or bouillion
  • a splash of wine

How to Freeze Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup recipe is great because it can be made on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week and it freezes well. I spoon it into single servings and portion it into freezer bags.

They’re easy to take out for a quick meal or snack and perfect to heat up for a quick meal on the go. If you’re looking for something quick and healthy you’ll love this easy veggie soup recipe!

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Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
This Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe is one of our favorites! Completely loaded with veggies and flavor and naturally low in fat and calories it’s the perfect lunch, snack or starter!

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage approx. 1/4 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon each thyme & basil
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini

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Instructions

  1. In a large pot cook onion & garlic over medium heat until slightly softened.
  2. Add carrots, cabbage & green beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.
  4. Add in zucchini & broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.
  5. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 41, Sodium: 265mg, Potassium: 498mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 2320%, Vitamin C: 49.3%, Calcium: 37%, Iron: 0.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This is NOT medical advice. This recipe is provided for informational purposes and enjoyment only.  Eating this soup doesn’t guarantee weight loss.  Before starting any weight loss program, be sure to consult your doctor.

NOTE: Nutritional information auto-generated and is based on the quantities, amounts, and brands of products I used in this recipe.  Actual amounts may vary based on your preparation and products used.  Informational purposes only, this is not medical information or advice.

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