How about we try to make a healthy diet soup this week?
In this recipe, we will use green cabbage as the main ingredient for the soup.
Our green cabbage diet soup recipe is a good choice for vegans and takes about 50 – 55 minutes including prep.
Let’s jump into the ingredients.
What Are The Ingredients?
You’ll need these,
* One medium-size onion, chopped.
* Two medium-size carrots, chopped.
* Two stalks of fresh celery, chopped.
* One medium-size red bell pepper, chopped.
* One large-size fresh tomato, chopped.
* One medium-size green cabbage, halved and thinly sliced.
* Two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.
* Two teaspoons of white-wine vinegar.
* 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning.
* 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
* 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper.
* Two cloves of minced fresh garlic.
* Eight cups of low-sodium veggie broth.
You can also replace the veggie broth with chicken broth if you are non-vegan.
Green, yellow, or orange bell pepper is fine (all offer the same health nutrients), but I like red because of its color.
White, green, or red cabbage is fine for this soup recipe. They all offer the same great nutrients.
How To Make It?
1. In a large pot, heat up on medium heat with olive oil.
2. Add the chopped carrots, celery, and garlic and cook it well for about 10 minutes or until it begins to get soften.
3. Then, add the bell pepper, ground pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning and keep stirring for about 2 – 3 minutes.
4. Next, put the broth, green cabbage, and chopped tomato into the mixture and bring it to a boil.
5. Let it simmer with low heat until the veggies are softened and tendered (or about 10 – 15 minutes of cooking).
4. Turn off the heat, and don’t forget to add the white wine vinegar into the pot and stir it well.
Voila! The cabbage soup is now ready to serve to up to 5 – 6 people.
My Quick Nutrition Health Facts For This Recipe
Let’s quickly dive into the nutrition facts of this healthy green cabbage diet soup.
1. Celery (I also loved to eat it as snacks) is a marshland plant and low-calorie diet food, a great source of at least 12 types of antioxidants (per stalk) in preventing inflammation. Contains a good source of vitamins (A, C, and K), Potassium, Folate, and Flavonoids, is high in fiber and water, and is very low in glycemic index (for a steady blood sugar effect)
A medium-sized stalk of celery gives you Water 38g, Fiber 0.6g, Calorie 5.6, Potassium 104mg, Vitamin C 1.24mg, and Carbs 1.2g. For more on nutrient facts, visit the USDA Food Data Central.
2. Kosher salt is very low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Mainly consist of sodium chloride. Some potential health benefits are promoting healthy digestion, oral health, and reducing high blood pressure. One teaspoon (3g) of kosher salt contains about 1,120 mg of sodium.
A 1.5g of kosher salt contains zero Fats and Calories, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamin D, and minerals (Potassium, Calcium, Iron).
3. Bell peppers (capsicum). Red, Yellow, and Green bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, and potassium. They are also very low in calories and contain carotenoid or antioxidant compounds called lycopene which is vital to fight off free radicals inside the body.
A cup of sliced bell pepper gives you Fiber 1.93g, Potassium 194mg, Iron 0.4mg, vitamin C 118mg, and vitamin A 144ug, For more info on nutrients, try to visit the USDA Food Data Central Link.
4. Green cabbage is a good source of nutrients and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, folate, and antioxidants. These leafy green plants help to fight free radicals, and inflammation, control blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels.
One cup (70g) of shredded cabbage gives you Fiber 2.17g, Calcium 24.5mg, Manganese 0.13mg, Potassium 161mg, and vitamin C 21.7mg. For more info on nutrients, try to visit the USDA Food Data Central Link.
5. Carrots have tons of health for your body. They are good for your eyes (thanks to beta-carotene), help to lower the risks of cancer (thanks to antioxidants compounds – carotenoids and anthocyanins), and control your blood pressure (thanks to potassium).
One cup (128g) of chopped raw carrots gives you Fiber 3.6g, Calcium 42mg, Potassium 410mg, vitamin C 7.55mg, and Beta carotene 10600ug. For more info on nutrients, try to visit the USDA Food Data Central Link.
There you go, folks, try to make this soup recipe if your stomach feels like eating something light and warm!
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