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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.4
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.8 mg
  • Sodium: 264.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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A fresh version of the 'Cabbage Soup Diet' soup (no packaged mixes)

Submitted by: GOEGIRL

Introduction

I'm not planning to do the 'cabbage soup diet' but I wanted to try the much-touted soup. I was appalled at the sodium content and the inclusion of so many packaged ingredients in the recipes I found online, so I decided to write my own using only fresh ingredients. I did this in the crock pot, but you could do it on the stove in about 30 minutes cooking time.
I'm not planning to do the 'cabbage soup diet' but I wanted to try the much-touted soup. I was appalled at the sodium content and the inclusion of so many packaged ingredients in the recipes I found online, so I decided to write my own using only fresh ingredients. I did this in the crock pot, but you could do it on the stove in about 30 minutes cooking time.

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Chicken stock, home-prepared, 8 cups
    Cabbage, fresh, 4 cups (1/ a head), chopped
    Onions, raw, 1 medium
    Garlic, 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
    Carrots, raw, 1 cup, chopped
    Tomatoes, canned, no salt added, 2 cups chopped PLUS 2 cups pureed (I used home-canned tomatoes)
    Celery, raw, 1 cups, diced
    Zucchini, 2 cups, sliced
    Peppers, sweet, red, raw, sliced, .5 cups
    Thyme, fresh, 1 tsp
    Parsley, 3 tbsp
    Sage, ground, .5 tbsp
    Tomato juice, 2 cups

Tips

I used home-made chicken stock (left over chicken carcass, 10 cups water, carrots, onions, garlic and herbs in the crock pot on low overnight). No salt added - just what was already on the chicken!

Next time I'm going to substitute vegetable broth for the chicken.


Directions

Toss all ingredients in the crock pot on low, cook on low till you want to eat it! 4-6 hours in the slow cooker or 30 minutes on the stove at a low simmer.


Serving Size: makes 8-10 2 cup servings






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  • Great job reducing the added garbage in pre made recipes! Mine is very close with added mushrooms and low sodium V8 (my store brand) when I am short on time. - 11/11/14

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