Meatless Monday recipe is the “old school” Cabbage Soup from the Cabbage Soup Diet, which is slimming, delicious and full of yummy veggies! Popular with hardcore dieters for years, the Cabbage Soup Diet is a quick fix solution and considered by many to be a bit of a miracle that can help people lose up to 10 pounds in a single week.
Every now and then it’s great to jump start your food regime with a cleanse. We’ve done the “Lemonade” Diet, but ever since becoming a Mom, I can’t seem to do the “no eating” thing…and I don’t think I can drink that spicy lemonade ever again! Maybe if there was vodka in the lemonade I could handle it. LOL! But Cabbage Soup Diet is easy to handle and is filled with healthy, yummy vegetables.
OK so let’s talk about the 7-day cabbage soup diet! It’s an old diet that has been around for YEARS and revised over and over again. You are likely to find several different versions online. Lately these 7-day diets have become really popular. Even Dr. Oz has one. I first read about it on a blog I stumbled upon and thought I’d give it a try, didn’t really expect much though. Now I’m hooked!
Here are a few links on the Cabbage Soup Diet in detail, but if your like me, I make the soup just because I want a healthy soup around all week to sip on!
Hope your week is filled with healthy eating!
Ali in the Valley
½ head of cabbage (chopped)
1 cup celery (diced)
1 cup white or yellow onion (diced)
1 cup carrots (diced)
1 cup of mushrooms
1 green bell pepper (diced)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
4 cups chicken broth
14 oz can basil (oregano, garlic diced tomatoes)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers,carrots and mushrooms,
Sauté until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.