People have been using the cabbage soup diet to lose weight for many years. It is possible to lose between 10 and 15 pounds in a week by eating this soup. It's recommended to be on this diet for only one week. One should wait at least 2 weeks before going on it again. The ingredients needed for the cabbage soup are inexpensive, and it doesn't take long to cook it.
Things You'll Need
- 1 Head of cabbage
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Large onions
- 1 Package onion soup mix
- 2 Bell peppers
- 2 Stalks of celery
- Cooking spray
- 2 Large cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 Large cans of green beans
- 48 oz can tomato juice
- Black pepper
Clean the vegetables. Take bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, and celery stalks. Run them under cool water thoroughly to wash them.
Prepare the vegetables. Cut the top off the bell peppers; slice them in half. Remove seeds and the membrane. Cut them into small chunks. Peel the onions and carrots, then cut them. Cut the celery stalks into small chunks. Pull off the outer leaves on the cabbage. Cut the leaves into small pieces.
Saute the food. Coat a large pot with cooking spray. Add all of the cut up vegetables to the pot, except for the cabbage. Cook until tender.
Make the soup. Add the cabbage to the cooked vegetables. Pour 4 cups of water and the package of onion soup mix into the pot. Stir well. Also add the can of tomato juice. Bring to a boil. Take the pot down to medium heat. Let it cook for an hour. You can also add 4 more cups of water instead of the can of tomato juice.
Open cans. While the soup is cooking for the first hour, open the cans of green beans and diced tomatoes. Drain both cans. At the end of the hour, add the green beans and tomatoes to the pot. Season with pepper to taste. Mushrooms can also be added to the soup. Let the diet cabbage soup cook for another hour before eating.
Tips & Warnings
- Beef or chicken bouillon cubes can also be used to season the cabbage soup. So can garlic powder or parsley.
- You may feel some discomfort after eating the diet cabbage soup as some of the vegetables--including the cabbage--can cause you to have gas. Consult your doctor before starting any diet program or prior to reducing your caloric intake.
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