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Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup

I don’t typically use words like “skinny” in my recipe titles. Mainly because skinny makes me think of body image and I’d rather not cause others to think about their body image than what they already do. This recipe is an exception and is named Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup in honor of my dad. Yep, that’s right – my meat and potatoes loving father. Here’s the story.

This is my mom’s skinny cabbage soup recipe. She makes it often and when she comes to visit me, she always brings me frozen soup. (Super mom, right?). And this soup is really delicious. I enjoy it, my mom loves it, but my dad won’t eat it. Why? He is a STRICTLY meat and potatoes man. I’ve tried to convert him on countless occasions, but he “neeeeeeds meat with all meals”. Trust me, I am not done working on that man.  He dubbed this “Carol’s Skinny Soup”. So really, the recipe name came from him. Now, whenever I call home and my mom is making this, they refer to it as skinny soup. Even my mom’s co-workers call it skinny soup. Needless to say, I couldn’t resist using the name.

Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup is full of flavor, guys. And tons and tons of veggies. Did I mention all the veggies? There are so many health benefits I can’t even  count them on one hand. It’s anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. It’s good for your skin as well as your heart.  And truthfully, it’s good for your waistline too, so if you’ve been indulging and want to get back on track, this ones for you. And the best part, you can toss in ANY extra veggies that you have laying around. This soup also freezes really really well, so make a big batch and freeze it for healthy lunches.  It’s so simple and delicious! My dad really doesn’t know what he’s missing.

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Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup
Healthy, delicious and loaded with vegetables, this soup is light on calories but packed with amazing flavor!
Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cabbage chopped
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups liquid I use a combination of low sodium vegetable broth (4 cups) and water.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cabbage chopped
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups liquid I use a combination of low sodium vegetable broth (4 cups) and water.
Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup
Instructions
  1. Chop all ingredients.
  2. Put all vegetables in large pot or dutch oven and add enough liquid to almost cover the veggies.
  3. Add spices, stir to combine
  4. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until cabbage has reduced and vegetables are cooked through.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Depending on the size of your vegetables, you might need more liquid, allow the cabbage to cook down some and then add any additional broth or water as needed.

Carrots are also really good in this soup. You could add 1 cup chopped carrots.

The fire-roasted tomatoes add a little heat. You can use regular diced tomatoes, or any seasoning you like.

Nutritional Information is an estimate based on ingredients listed above.

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