Swim season is here and I haven’t done anything to shed some weight, no squats, being too lazy in gym hours and not eating properly. I know that’s what you have been thinking lately because that’s what I have been thinking and doing. But it’s not too late yet, you still can lose up to 10 pounds in one week with this golden recipe.
This zero point soup recipe consists of vegetable soup that has only 22 calories in one serving. Take this in place of lunch and dinner for one week and see the immediate results. In fact, you can take this soup as much as you can because this has a lot of fibre in it that promotes weight loss. This is colourful, healthy and delicious.
If you are facing severe calorie deficit then you can have it with a healthy bran bread sandwich to avoid weakness. I recommend to prepare this soup on low heat and let it simmer for about 4 hours than to cook at high. Low cooking has its own health benefits, I’ll write some other day. Now have a look around the ingredients and procedure of this zero point cabbage soup.
- Chicken broth/vegetable broth/beef broth: 3 cups
- Beef Broth would be best
- Garlic cloves: 2, minced.
- Tomato paste: 1 tbsp.
- Cabbage: 2 cups, chopped
- Yellow onion: ½ (half) chopped
- Carrot: ½ cup and chopped
- Green beans: ½ cup
- Yellow or green zucchini: ½ cup, chopped
- Basil leaves: ½ tsp.
- Oregano: ½ tsp.
- Salt n pepper to taste
Take a non-stick pan and spray with non-sticky cooking oil. Heat for 10 seconds then sauté garlic for 10 seconds, add onions and carrots and sauté the all together for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Once the vegetables are tender, add broth and simmer once before you add cabbage, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and salt n pepper.
Simmer this mixture for 10-15 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender and soft, now add zucchini and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Now you are good to go and eat.
This soup can be made with several variations like skipping beans, or adding green onions instead of yellow, using some vinegar for the taste. Just make sure you don’t add anything unhealthy or high in calorie like cream or something.
Enjoy your lunch and dinner meal with this low calorie-high nutrient soup.