Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

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It’s spring and summer and bathing suit season is upon us! Thus we all start to panic about what we are eating. I’m not a fan of diets and dieting – I believe in eating well all the time. Real food. Healthy food most of the time, with some treats here and there. What I love about this Cabbage Soup is that it’s as healthy as it is delicious. And it’s super easy to make, another method recipe. Make it your own version. For this soup to work as fatburning and detoxing – you can’t just make this soup and eat a gallon of ice cream as dessert – you kind of have to stick to a healthy diet in general. Cut down on sugar, carbs, sodium – you know – the usual suspects.

Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

What you need:

  • 1 head of Cabbage
  • 1/2 – 1 yellow Onion
  • 3 large Carrots
  • 3-4 stalks of Celery
  • 3-4 cloves of Garlic
  • 4 cups of Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 cups of Crushed Tomatoes (or Water)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Oregano, Thyme or Basil – if you want
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

What to do:

  1. Chop and/or dice all vegetables
  2. Heat the olive oil, in a large pot, over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic. Stir for about a minute. Add cabbage. Stir.
  3. Add chicken (or veggie) stock and crushed tomatoes (or water). Stir well. Season with desired herbs. Cover pot and let come to a boil. Once the soup is at a boil, turn heat down to simmer, leaving the lid on.

    Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

    Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

  4. Let soup simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have the time let the soup simmer for an hour or two – the soup will just develop the flavors even more and therefore taste even more delicious.
Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

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25 thoughts on “Fatburning and Detoxing Cabbage Soup

    1. admin

      Hi Emily,

      I actually don’t have a way to calculate these things. My website is more general in nature, meaning I’m not a nutritionist or chef. So, my assessment of “healthy” is just based on common knowledge or common sense.

      I know there are lots of other websites that list specific nutritional values, so hopefully you can find something similar.

      Thanks,

      Annika

      Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Priscilla,

      Thanks so much for your wonderful comment! I am so glad you (and your whole family) enjoyed this soup! It’s so easy to make, delicious AND healthy.

      Thank you for visiting my little site!

      Annika

      Reply
  1. Wendy

    Can you please tell me how many calories in your fat burning cabbage soup per cup I’m trying to keep track of my calories would like to make this tomorrow please feel free to text it to me 616 291-1586 thank you wendy

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    1. admin

      Hi Wendy,

      I’m sorry, but I don’t actually have a way of knowing the calories. I’m just a home cook and not an educated chef or nutritionist. I hope you can still enjoy the soup – knowing that it’s low in fat and calories.

      Thanks,

      Annika

      Reply
    2. Tricia Gibson

      Go to a site called Sparkpeople. You can punch in all the ingredients and it will figure it out for you. I make this soup all the time. I could eat bowls and bowls of it all day every day, especially in winter. So so good and hardly any calories at all.

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    3. Ruby buske

      This is similar to the Weight Watchers or old time diet soup. Really don’t have to count the calories because there are hardly any!

      Reply
  2. Traci

    This looks great! I teach people to eat clean and healthy and this fits in perfectly as an easy, one dish soup. One thing I love about it is the incredible amount of lean, low carb vegetables. You can honestly have this as much as you like and not gain weight! I think if you wanted to add some lean protein and make it a meal, you could add a single cut up chicken breast and cook in crock pot all day. Have you tried that? Another thought is to serve over quinoa. Yum!

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    1. admin

      Thanks for you wonderful comments Traci!

      Adding chicken to the soup, and/or quinoa is a great idea. I love this soup even better without the tomato soup (me and tomatoes are not the best of friends).

      To answer your question about my favorite spice combo – I tend to flavor a lot with garlic, salt and pepper. Depending on the dish of course. But garlic would be hard to live without!!

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  3. Angela Williams

    Actually you can eat as much as you want all day Long. The more you eat, the more weight you lose. I have eaten this for years. Love it! :-)

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    1. admin

      Thanks for your nice comment Angela! This soup tastes great – whether you need to lose weight or not. I love to make it without the tomato sauce – to reduce acidity.

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    2. Brianna

      Hi im trying to lose the extra 5-7lbs ive gained over the holidays. Ive seen plenty of different recipes for this soup an i finally made it last night in the crockpot. Was wondering about how many lbs did yu lose is 7 days with this soup??

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  4. Margaret

    I make this soup often, and I add some fresh or frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and mixed vegetables to it. This is a very good soup. I like how you made it,because sometimes less is better.

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    1. admin

      Hi Margaret!

      The beauty of this type of soup is that you can add or subtract according to your preference. I am absolutely in favor of less in many cases. In fact, as I have mentioned in other comments above, I love this soup without adding the tomato soup.

      So glad you stopped by and took the time to write a comment!!

      Annika

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    1. admin

      Hi Ruth,

      The tomato soup just adds extra flavor. Technically tomato sauce has sugars in it, and adds acidity, so I would say you might even be better off without adding it. Personally, I love this soup without tomato – because of the reduced acidity.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Annika

      Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Amber,

      I am not a dietitian or weight loss expert, but I can tell you that there are definitely veggies in the soup. From what I can read when you do a full detox, fruit seems to be either limited at first or not allowed at all. Maybe search for detox regimens on Pinterest?

      Thank you for stopping by my website!

      Annika

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    1. admin

      The only spices I used was salt, pepper and some crushed garlic cloves. However, you could add dry or fresh herbs to this soup – it would make a great addition. : )

      Thanks,

      Annika

      Reply
  5. Thanks & God bless,. Sheila

    Hello Annika,

    This is a wonderfully healthy and delicious soup. My Dad used to make it, and I have almost finished a large pot of it myself. Weigh Watchers has a very similar soup recipe with zero pts.

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    1. admin

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the wonderful comment.

      I’m so happy my recipes can bring some joy.

      Annika

      Reply

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