Thursday, March 10, 2011
I know what you are thinking.... most people turn their noses up when I mention cabbage soup... but trust me... yum! Granted, I was one of those kids who has always loved cabbage soup. A while back when "the cabbage soup diet" was a big hit and my parents were doing it, they would constantly be yelling at us kids because we would always be eating their diet soup. It was a common thing to hear a child request their parents for some "diet soup" in our home. :)
I have been trying to lose weight. I have even joined a Biggest Loser competition at work! Yikes! I have been counting calories using calorie counter at About.com. I love this website. It said that in order to reach my goal when I would like to reach it, I should be consuming 1200 calories a day. That is a very low number. In order to save some calories, one of my go to lunches has been cabbage soup. I love this recipe and it is super low calorie, fills you up, and keeps you full... and it is super yummy. I will actually be making another batch this weekend.
After I make it, I like to portion it out into plastic baggies and freeze them. It makes it easy to grab and go in the morning. Being busy can make it difficult to eat healthy, but this makes it easy.
6 cups chicken broth
1 bell pepper
1/2 c. chopped celery
16 oz diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp garlic
4 cups cabbage
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
Bring the broth to a boil.
Chop everything into bite sized pieces and cook until the veggies are tender. Season to taste.
makes 10 servings or more and only 67 calories each!
When I cook, I don't really follow the recipe. It is my estimation of what I use. I probably use the whole head of cabbage. I am even thinking of adding leeks the next time I make it. Have fun with it. I is a yummy, healthy, veggie soup