WEIGHT LOSS WONDER SOUP

"No matter what diet you're on, this healthy wonder soup is perfect for a snack or even makes for an easy meal. The soup is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, yet still packs a great and will leave you feeling full."


This soup is intended to supplement a diet. The soup itself is not a diet.


So if you’re whipping up a batch of this soup, please remember that it’s only meant to be a snack or to replace one meal a day. You should still be following a diet that includes other foods that will help round out your daily nutrition intake.


Your diet should not consist of this soup alone.



For example, this soup was designed to be part of the GM Diet. The GM Diet has different food themes every day, and this soup is only meant to be something you can make in advance and serve whenever you’re feeling a little hungry. The soup is your “free food” for the week, but it’s not the only food you should be eating.


Ingredients

1/2 tsp olive oil optional
4 large onions finely chopped (6-8 cups)
2 green peppers diced (2-3 cups)
3 large tomatoes roughly chopped (3-4 cups)
1 bunch celery diced (3-4 cups)
1 small cabbage chopped (10-12 cups)
3 cup water or up to 5 cups for a more watery soup




Instructions


Start off by cutting up all the vegetables and separating them into three large bowls: onion and green pepper in the first bowl, tomatoes and celery in the second bowl, and cabbage in the last bowl.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and green peppers to pan, tossing to coat. Sautee veggies until water has cooked out and onions begin to brown. The length of time this takes will depend on your cooking unit and the size of your pan, but for me, it took about 35 minutes. Turn the veggies every 3 to 5 minutes while cooking to prevent sticking and to check the color. Once cooked, remove the pan from heat.

In a 12 quart stockpot, add the cabbage and water. Next, add the tomatoes and celery. Finish by adding the cooked onions and green peppers on top. Ingredients will likely be to be the brim of the pot - this is okay. Do not stir soup yet.

Heat the soup over medium-high until water begins to boil. By this point, the veggies should have cooked down some, giving you room to stir. Once veggies are mixed, reduce heat so soup is simmering and cook for 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If desired, serve the soup immediately. Store excess soup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

recipe notes
Recipe adapted from GM Diet Works.


Recipe Source:homemadehooplah.com