Cabbage Soup

I originally learned about this soup as part of a 7 day diet, with my hormone problems and health problems quick fixes do not work for me, and I do not believe “miracle diets” are part of a healthy lifestyle, so I am not including the diet, I don’t have it anymore anyway, I am sure it’s easy to find if you want it. The best thing about this diet is the soup, it’s delicious, full of healthy fiber, vegetables and spices, keeps for several days in the refrigerator, and my kids even love it!!

cabbage soup

1/2 head chopped cabbage
1 cup yellow or white onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 large can stewed tomatoes, I use the ones with spices added
cracked black pepper to taste
garlic to taste
other seasonings as desired, I use some basil, red peppers, whatever looks good, this is one of those things that it rarely is exactly the same thing twice
hot water, 1-2 cups

When you start putting vegetables in your stock pot they take up quite a bit of room. A trick I learned from my sister is to chop and add as you go, start with cabbage and pour your hot water over that right away to help it start to cook down. Heat on medium-high heat until boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are as tender as you like. That’s it. Your whole house will smell amazing. I like to use it as a pre-dinner soup, it has no protein so obviously you can’t eat just this, it will fill you up so you have less room for other stuff!

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