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.
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.
In a large pot cook onion & garlic over medium heat until slightly softened.
Add carrots, cabbage & green beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Stir in bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves, and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.
Add in zucchini & broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.
Remove bay leaves before serving.
How to Make Vegetable Soup
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).
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.
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
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
ground turkey or beef
Grains to add
cooked brown rice
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
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.