Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss Recipe

Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and flavors. This Soup is naturally low in fat and calories, it’s the perfect lunch, snack, or starter! While you eat it as a starter or lunch or make this more of a main dish for dinner and can add your favorite proteins.

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Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss Recipe by Holly Nilsson from Spendwithpennies.

The 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 (One can easily sub in whatever veggies they like or have on hand).

Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss is the best when anyone is trying to cut back (usually in January after the holidays) they can 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 days fix approved) or use it as a snack to tide over until dinner.

What to mix in Vegetable Soup

The beef broth in this soup for flavor, one can use homemade stock or broth or vegetable broth if you prefer. Canned tomatoes (with juice) add great flavor to this recipe too. Vegetable addition of all kinds of veggies and anything goes in this recipe.

Cabbage in this soup adds bulk and fills the 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.

  • Low Carb Veggies Cabbage, beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, celery
  • Starchy Veggies Carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes (may need longer to cook), corn

Other recipes you might like to try: Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe, High Protein Quinoa Stir-Fry Recipe, Keto Bacon Brussels Sprout Recipe

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Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss
Print Recipe
Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss is delicious, healthy, and filling! It’s easy to make and perfect for lunch or afternoon snack.
Servings Prep Time
14 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 Minutes 28 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 Minutes 28 Minutes
mix-vegetable-soup-for-weight-loss
Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss
Print Recipe
Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss is delicious, healthy, and filling! It’s easy to make and perfect for lunch or afternoon snack.
Servings Prep Time
14 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 Minutes 28 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 Minutes 28 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
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.
Recipe Notes

How to Make Vegetable Soup

  1. Prep Wash and chop all of your veggies. Sort your veggies by cook time, things that take longer go in first (like cabbage and carrots) while things that are quicker can go later (like broccoli and zucchini).
  2. Flavor You can add a touch of water (or oil if you like) and sautee onion and garlic first for flavor. Add spices or herbs to your liking.
  3. Simmer Bring broth to a simmer adding in veggies and allow to cook until tender.

Vegetable Soup in the Slow Cooker

  • saute onions and add all ingredients to the slow cooker
  • cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours or until veggies are tender

Instant Pot

  • cook onions using the saute function
  • add all ingredients to the Instant Pot ensuring you don’t go past the max line
  • cook on high pressure 6 minutes, naturally release 5 minutes. cook longer if you prefer softer veggies.

Making This Veggie Soup a Main Course

If you want to make this into a main course, you can add a protein like ground turkey and some grains or leftover roasted vegetables.

  • Proteins to add
  • leftover chicken
  • ground turkey or beef
  • turkey

Grains to add

  • cooked brown rice
  • quinoa
  • whole wheat noodles.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 41, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 265mg, Potassium: 498mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2320IU, Vitamin C: 49.3mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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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