I think nearly everyone has heard of the cabbage soup diet. It's the one diet that I never went on.
I don't plan on going on it either cause I'm done with dieting but just out of curiosity I looked it up because my mother in law was telling me how she liked the cabbage soup recipe because it was so low cal and it would fill her up.
Filling low cal foods are what I love these days so I was wondering for those of you who have tried the diet, how did you like the soup? Was it tasty?
I found the recipe and it actually looks pretty good. I would replace the V-8 juice & chicken bouillon with low sodium chicken broth & add in my own blend of spices to taste and add in some other kinds of veggies.
* 6 large green onions
* 2 green peppers
* 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
* 3 Carrots
* 1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
* 1 bunch of celery
* half a head of cabbage
* 1 package Lipton soup mix
* 1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
* 1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
* Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc.
Slice green onions, put in a pot and start to saute with cooking spray. Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half, take the seeds and membrane out. Cut the green-pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot. Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot. Clean carrots, cut into bite size pieces, and add to pot. Slice mushrooms into thick slices, add to pot. If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now. You can use beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings. These have all the salt and flavors you will need. Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup cook for a long time - two hours works well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.