I love this soup! My other name for it is Better Diet Soup! I think the idea for it originated with my parents trying a cabbage soup diet when I was a kid. Haven’t you heard of the Cabbage Soup Diet? I was the skinniest girl you can imagine, but woo hoo I loved it when my parent’s went on this diet. And that’s what we need more of don’t you think?
- 1/2 head of cabbage
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 medium onions
- 2 carrots (I use the equivalent in baby carrots and save myself the time.)
- 2 potatoes
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes
- 2 quarts chicken broth (I use Better Than Bouillon and water.)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Fresh squeezed key lime juice
In a 4 quart dutch oven heat the broth. While the broth is heating peel, chop and add the vegetables. Add remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Turn down and simmer until vegetables are to desired tenderness. Serve with chopped cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!
I am no longer that skinny girl, and do use this recipe whenever I’m wanting to lose a few pounds. I make a pot and enjoy a bowl for one meal a day. There are hardly any calories! For a strict diet you would probably leave out the potatoes, but I especially like to include them. When I’m eating this I don’t feel like I’m punishing myself. I feel like I’m living it up. And that’s the key isn’t it? Stocking the kitchen with good for you foods that are delish!
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