enthusiasts, the cabbage
soup diet recipe is the foundation of the success of the
diet. The soup supposedly fights hunger and detoxifies your
body while allowing you to go on an extremely low calorie diet. And
though the 7 day eating plan of the cabbage
soup diet has undergone
some modification over the years to take care of some major points of
criticism, the recipe itself has been with little changes.
Early versions of the
cabbage soup diet recipe were pretty bland in taste. This has motivated
subtle changes to the recipe to increase palatability without
compromising its supposed appetite suppressing quality. This has seen
the inclusion of some seasonings previously not included as well as
some vegetables like carrots that you may find in some recipes and not
Below we look at the most popular
Soup Diet Recipe – The Original
version of the recipe is said to have been the original
particular ingredients were published in the National Enquire magazine
in the mid nineteen nineties.
the absence of carrots and water; and note the use of V8 vegetable
juice, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.
note in this recipe, a full head of cabbage is used.
recipe provides 20 servings.
head cabbage, chopped
onions, sliced or chopped
green bell peppers, chopped
bunch celery, chopped
bunch shallots or 1 bunch green onion, sliced
chicken bouillon cubes
(1 1/4 ounce) envelope onion soup
cup balsamic vinegar (optional)
ounces V8 vegetable juice
(28 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
garlic cloves, crushed
other recipes that sautés some vegetable, this
“original version” has you dicing and throwing
everything into a large stock pot to boil. Season with salt, pepper,
curry, garlic powder, parsley, or any seasoning that is preferred.
Allow it to simmer for about an hour. The broth can be refrigerated and
warmed as needed.
Watchers Recipe Version
a cabbage soup recipe has been endorsed by Weight Watchers is unclear.
But there are different variations of it out there. This particular
Weight Watchers cabbage soup recipe removes the V8 juice and replaces
it with a can of Weight Watchers chicken soup. It also adds to the mix
carrots, leeks, spinach and even mushrooms.
large dark green cabbage
head of celery
red, green and yellow pepper
lbs of mushrooms
bag of spinach
bag of rocket leaves
bag of watercress
can Weight Watchers chicken soup
Weight Watchers this is supposedly considered a 0 point soup. So you
can eat all that you want and not worry about it. It helps to make you
feel full and helps you take weigh off.
version makes use of 6 to 8 cups to make the broth instead of the Weigh
Watchers chicken soup or V8 juice in the original version.
a head of green cabbage
bunch of celery
large green pepper
can diced tomatoes
pack onion soup mix
vegetable bouillon cubes
cups of water
seasoning, add salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, soy sauce to
taste as options.
all vegetables into bit size pieces. Add everything to a pot of water
just covering the vegetables. Bring water to boil. Cover and simmer for
about 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
optional way to prepare any of the recipes is to cut all the vegetables
into small pieces. Saute the onion in the olive oil for two minutes,
then add the celery and peppers (if your recipe of choice has them) and
saute for 4 minutes more. Then cover with the water or V-8 juice or
Weight Watchers soup. If you have bouillons add them now. Also add the
the whole mixture to a boil. Note that cabbage is not included in this
mixture. Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the
vegetables are tender. This may take as much as an hour depending on
the ingredients, especially if you have large pieces of celery.
the cabbage by taking out the stem and chop it into small pieces. Now
add to the already cooked vegetables and cook for another 10 minutes.
By adding the cabbage towards the end of the cooking time, you are able
to preserve some of its nutrients.
though this recipe may help you lose some weight, there is little if
any guarantee you will keep it off. To
lose weight, belly fat to be
more specific you need to manage two things, just two. These
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program