Magic Soup: Delicious Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

March 25, 2014


Though nutrition experts will tell you that the renowned cabbage soup diet is not a long-term weight loss solution, this nutrient-packed delicious soup can help you slim down in the short run.

Because it features healthy cabbage, it may, indeed, be a soup you want to include in your regular diet nonetheless.

Cabbage has been a dietary staple in many parts of the world for centuries. You can taste its benefits and also feel them the next time you try on those skinny jeans after you have experienced this diet.

Cabbage diet

The cabbage soup diet may be strict, but since it is only to be followed for seven days, it only requires a week’s worth of discipline.

However, after seeing the results, you might be more interested in maintaining your fitness program and making a commitment to eat healthier for the long haul.

Cabbage soup dieters begin their week eating only the cabbage soup and any fruits they like except for bananas. The second day trades fruit for vegetables. Dieters, again, eat their cabbage soup but may include a baked potato for dinner.

Varities in abundance

The next two days again follow the fruit/vegetable regimen as well as the soup but that potato is off the menu. The fourth day allows dieters to eat as many as eight bananas and to drink skim milk. Again, be sure to eat that soup!

Day five encourages dieters to drink an abundance of water, but they can then include beef and veggies on the menu. Skinless chicken or fish can be substituted. Don’t forget at least one bowl of soup.

Day six allows a diet of beef and vegetables as well. Be sure to include one serving of soup and some green leafy vegetables. The last day of the diet calls for soup, unsweetened fruit juice, brown rice and veggies. On day eight – just see how you feel! You may not want to reach for that cake!

Cabbage soup recipe

You’ll be eating a whole lot of cabbage soup so be sure to keep these ingredients (items listed for one batch of soup) on hand!

You will need:

  • a half head of cabbage,
  • 6 green onions,
  • 2 green bell peppers,
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (2 cans if you love tomatoes),
  • 3 medium carrots,
  • 10 oz of mushrooms,
  • 1 bunch celery,
  • 1 cube of bullion (low-sodium),
  • seasoning mix (low sodium),
  • low-sodium V8 (148 oz can) 
  • seasonings to taste (pepper, garlic, basil, etc.)

Do not add any salt, however.

Once you get the hang of making this soup, which isn’t difficult as you slice your veggies and toss the items in to simmer, you’ll love how it makes you feel and satisfies your hunger.

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