Here’s one diet secret that will help curb your appetite so you won’t crave those extra calories. Soup is a great low-calorie way to fill up so you don’t overeat. A study showed that people who started meals with soup ate 30% less food. Start your meals off right with this soup that is high in fiber and full of vegetables. This recipe is very easy to make and nice to have on hand. It is perfect for those nights you come home hungry but don’t have anything prepared for dinner yet. I stored the soup in serving size glass containers so they are convenient to grab and eat. This is a spin off a Weight Watchers recipe and if you are on Weight Watchers this soup is zero points.
- 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup green cabbage, diced
- 1 cup spinach, chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup zucchini, diced
- Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, and heat.
- Place carrot, onion and garlic in saucepan. Sauté vegetables over low heat for 5 minutes, until softened.
- Add broth, cabbage, spinach, tomato paste, basil, oregano and salt. Bring saucepan to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in zucchini, and cook 3-4 minutes.
I would definitely recommend doubling this recipe. It made 4 servings, so in one day between lunch and dinner for two of us, it was gone. I used the home made vegetable stock from a few weeks ago and it added a lot of flavor. I just pulled it out of the freezer and sat the bag in water and it was thawed in 15 minutes.