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.