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Diet Cabbage Soup
The perfect soup to get back on track! Remember the Cabbage Soup Diet? My Asian-style version is a dieter’s delight! It’s chock full of shredded cabbage, carrots, and broccoli slaw. A delicious, satisfying way to get back on track! You get a huge, very filling bowl of super flavorful soup with very few calories. Each 2-cup serving has just 150 calories and 2 grams of fat.  You’ve got to love that! It’s a yummy way to get a ton of veggies into your body while hearty enough to serve for the main course meal. So tasty, my entire family loves this healthy soup! 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces raw chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), cut into very small pieces
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼-½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 10 cups Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth or your favorite, see shopping tips
  • ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 (12 oz) bag shredded cabbage
  • 1 (10-12 oz) package broccoli slaw or more shredded cabbage
  • 1 (10 oz) package carrots, shredded

Instructions

  • Coat a large nonstick pan or pot with cooking spray. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in pan. Add chicken, red bell peppers and onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes until chicken is cooked.  Stir often.
  • Mix in chicken broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, cabbage, broccoli slaw, and carrots. Bring back to a boil, cover, and turn down to simmer. Continue to simmer until veggies are soft, about 10-15 minutes. 
  • The extra servings freeze great. Divide and freeze in pint-size containers.

Notes

Food Facts
The original Cabbage Soup diet requires that you eat large amounts of cabbage soup for seven days. During that time, you can also eat certain fruits and vegetables, beef, chicken, and brown rice, according to a set schedule. Proponents of the cabbage soup diet say it’s a good way to quickly lose a few pounds.
You can easily enjoy my soup to replace the original cabbage soup, if you are looking to quickly lose a few pounds. I love this healthy soup so when I make it, I usually enjoy it for lunch or dinner several times a week and freeze the rest for another time.

Healthy Benefits
Such a healthy way to get veggies into your diet. This soup is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten-free and dairy-free. The one thing it’s not…Low in sodium. All the sodium for this soup is coming from the chicken broth and less sodium soy sauce. If you are on a low sodium diet, this soup is probably not a good choice for you. 

Shopping Tips
I’ve tried most of the chicken broths available and my favorite is Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth. It comes in a 10, 32, and 48-ounce container. If you are on a strict low-sodium diet, choose a chicken broth that has a lot less sodium than this one.
Chopped or crushed ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section near garlic, in a jar.

WW Freestyle
 SmartPoints
0-Blue
WW SmartPoints
1-Green
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course serving (2 cups each)
150 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 28mg chol, 20g prot, 15g carbs, 4g fiber, 1,309mg sodium, 5g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (2 cups)
24 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 4g protein

Skinny Facts

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 20gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 1309mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gGreen Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 4