Cachupa Soup Diet Recipe
How to Lose 15-20 Pounds by Eating Soup
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Weight Loss Soups
The Cabbage Soup Diet
Wonderfully pure, a "vat" of this stuff lasts about a week, depending on how much you eat each day. Eat as much of the soup as you like, as often as you like.
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- 1 head green cabbage, finely shredded or chopped
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 16 to 28 ounces canned tomatoes, chopped with juices
- 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 4 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
- 6 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 pound green beans, stem ends snapped, sliced on the diagonal
- Black pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, sage, dill, cilantro, or thyme
- Balsamic vinegar or lemon or lime juice
- Minced fresh herbs
- Chopped green onions
- To Prepare
- Prep all the ingredients as directed in the recipe list.
- To Cook
- Put all the vegetables in a big soup pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and boil gently for 10 minutes. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until all the vegetables are soft. Stir in the black pepper and chopped herbs.
- To Serve
- This soup can be served hot or cold. It can be pureed or partially pureed to vary textures. It can be seasoned differently for variety, with balsamic vinegar, lemon or lime juice, different fresh herbs, or chopped green onions.
Reprinted with permission from An Exaltation of Soups by Patricia Solley. © 2004 Three Rivers Press
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I find the soup very plain
PS: As others noted, sautéd onions add depth to this soup. Sauté the onions while chopping the other vegetables: a lot of extra flavor for little extra effort.
Try adding 32 oz EACH of chicken and beef broths for the liquid--instead of water. Season with freshly ground black pepper, Worcestershire and Sriracha sauces to taste. This variation adds only 100 calories per batch, and elevates the soup from sorry to spectacular!
I used a soup recipe that was very similar to this as a base for many great low cal soup versions after finding the recipe online. I believe it was called something like the" Amazing Soup Diet". Adding meats, pasta and other ingredients make this soup very versatile and delicious. My favorite version was to add some cooked turkey Italian sausage, a couple of tablespoons canned beans and or cooked pasta and basil to a large bowl's worth of the base soup in a saucepan and simmer it for a few minutes. ( This was for one serving.) I would top the soup with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and perhaps a drizzle of olive oil and black pepper. It made an easy start for a simple and really very good meal. My version also called for the addition of spinach and zucchini to the base. On this basis I highly recommend this recipe as it is very nice to come home to most of a lunch or dinner just ready to tweak into a great meal. On its own the soup is healthy and somewhat plain.
It would be easier to beat yourself with a stick than to go through the hassle of making this flavorless dump of a soup. Eating it is punishment and proof that "diet" food is disgusting. Why is this recipe even on epicurious? And if it's on here, why aren't their recipes about eating styrofoam covered with mayonnaise and cumin seeds? It would be just as apropos.
Instead of cooking veggies in water use chicken stock. I also substituted half of the tomato products with a jar of salsa for added flavour.
Following the other reviews I decided to cook 2 breasts of chicken in water with herbs making my own chicken broth and adding protein. I then added all the ingredients minus the green beans. I also added 2 tbs. of chili powder, 4 cloves of garlic and 1 serrano pepper chopped. Spicy and delicious.
I give cabbage soup 4 forks the way I made it, but after reading the other reviews that this soup was bland, I used the recipe more as inspiration than anything else :) I basically tossed in any extra veggies I had in the fridge. a head & a half of green cabbage, a few carrots, green & red peppers, celery stalks, 3 cans of diced tomatoes, some onion & garlic carmelized in olive oil. The trick to making it not bland seems to be that instead of using a water base, I used a white wine/miso base. Miso stock is really healthy and a splash of wine goes a long way :) I also squirted in some ketchup, which gave it the barest hint of salty/sweet without me adding any other salt or sugar. Then I dumped in loads of spices - paprika, basil, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder. :) This soup turned out amazing! But I'd recommend anyone looking to avoid the possibility of blandness to go with a white wine/miso base. YUM!
I enjoyed this soup - I mixed this recipe with the recipe on the cabbage soup diet website, and as suggested, added a dash of my own spices - a good quality chili powder give it a nice kick. I also sautéed up 2 leeks (chopped) with some garlic, 2 cups of water, a bay leaf and a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Once they were softened (removing the herb remains and bay leaf), I blended it all together and added it to the onions, green pepper, carrots, and celery I was sweating with some more garlic and herbs. I did not add the green beans as that seemed a bit too starchy for the intent of the soup. Regardless, it was pretty good - and worked well too!
The soup is a bit bland and I recommend spicing it up to your taste. I sauteed onion and garlic in a bit of a light cooking spray. That helped. As for any diet you go on, do some research first. A Cook From Canada seemed pretty outraged that the editors did not put a more expansive precursor for this recipe. But I think an idiot clause applies here. I don't see precursors on fatty, high calorie recipies. Go to the cabbage soup diet website and check it out for yourself.
I would suggest cutting the recipe in half the first time. The recipe as is makes a *huge* vat of not very good tasting soup. Perhaps I just didn't get the spices quite right, but I can hardly stomach the stuff.
Well, I went looking for recipes similar to what my "fat Dr." ordered and lo and behold, here it is (except for the beans part). Everybody loves the stuff around here, (but they won't have to eat it as long as I will). At any rate, when I'm slowly chewing my protein every other day, I will continue to enjoy this stuff 'till I get more recipes. I think most of us on this website are safe from starvation and malnourishment! Come to think of it some of the recipes I found here are what helped send me to "Dr Imfat". Not because they are fattening, just because there are so many good ones!
This recipe is wonderful, especially in winter. I've done this diet twice now, and IT WORKS FOR ME. True, you can eat as much as you like as often as you like, but I treat myself to some quality protein every other day. Protein keeps you feeling more satisfied. So 4 oz of lean chicken or fish every other day doesn't add many calories, and I get some satisfaction for the carnivore in me!
I've made this recipe 3 times and even my family enjoys it on the first night. I spice it up with oregano leaves, cumin and coriander seeds, and cinnamon, which I cook in a little olive oil before adding the vegetables. I add chicken broth (extra) as it cooks. I also add some cinnamon which adds a nice sweetness. This may be a diet recipe, but it has lots of fiber and vitamin C (cabbage) and vitamin A (carrots). We think it tastes pretty good.
I found this soup to be hearty and delicious, thanks to a few modifications. Along with the ingredients as listed, I also added some chicken stock and about 1/4 cup of pre-made salsa.
7-Day Diet Weight Loss Cabbage Soup
“How I lose 10 pounds in 7 days with this cabbage soup diet AKA Military diet!”
Watch me make this cabbage soup from start to finish!
I’m going to Disneyland next week and decided that I didn’t want to take my muffin top with me, especially since I have this cute form-fitting shirt that I want to wear so bad…. WITHOUT SPANX!!
When I need to lose my gut or 10 pounds quickly I turn to 3 diets that never lets me down; my green monster smoothie diet, The 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse and my newest love, the 7-day cabbage soup diet!!
Here’s Why I Adore The Cabbage Soup Diet:
- It works!! It’s not science. Cut your calories, unhealthy sugar, starches, for a period of time while drinking lots of water and you’ll lose weight quickly.
- It’s quick!! By the morning of my 8th day, the scale is always 7-10 lbs lighter. My clothes fit differently, and my usually bloated gut is flat. I love it.
- I cheat!! I’ve discovered that I can cheat a bit on this diet. I’ve snuck a muffin in a few times. BEST. MUFFIN.EVER!! I’ve also used some condiments to spice things up.
- Great for pre-diets! This diet is GREAT for the start of a real diet/eating plan. You know, one where you eat a variety of healthy foods and a decent balance of calories. Sometimes you just need a jumpstart, a cleanse, a boost of confidence on the scale. This diet does it!
Side Note: If you’re interested in trying the green monster smoothie, click here to see how I prep my smoothies!
I know some people HATE these type of quick diets, but I love them! They work well for me and the weight stays off as long as I eat a balanced post-diet. If you jump back to eating bad sugars and carbs right away, you’re going to gain the weight back quickly.
Pace yourself. I mainly use this diet for quick weight loss for an event, the week before Thanksgiving or to jumpstart my spring dieting before swimsuit season.
As always consult a doc before cutting your calories like this!
What is the 7-Day Diet (Cabbage Soup Diet)??
OK so let’s talk about the 7-day cabbage soup diet! It’s an old diet that has been around for YEARS and revised over and over again. You are likely to find several different versions online.
Lately, these 7-day diets have become popular. Even Dr. Oz has one. I first read about it on a blog I stumbled upon and thought I’d give it a try, didn’t expect much though. Now I’m hooked!
I NEVER thought I’d like this cabbage soup, but it’s so good!
How Do You Do The 7 -Day Diet?
On the 7-day diet, you follow a specific eating plan every day. Along with eating these foods, you are allowed to have cabbage soup aka wonder soup aka weight loss soup aka miracle soup aka weight watcher soup (so many names for this soup.) whenever you’d like.
This unlimited soup rule is what drew me to the 7-day cabbage soup diet. I love that I can eat this soup in unlimited quantities. I HATE being hungry, and I will not stick to any diet if I’m hungry. Point. Blank. Period. Don’t forget you MUST drink eight glasses of water each day. My results vary if I slack on water, but 7-10 pounds is what I usually lose.
The Cabbage Soup Recipe ( Wonder Soup)
Now about this weight loss Cabbage Soup (Wonder Soup), most websites featuring this diet says you should boil the vegetables in water, uh…no ma’am!! I’ve always used chicken broth or vegetable broth with seasoned canned tomatoes, and it has never hindered my weight loss.
There is NO WAY I would be eating this soup every day if I made it with water. Yuck! Throughout the diet, I also use salt (very lightly), pepper, lots of herbs & seasonings, olive oil, and a tad of butter on potato day. I also add 0-5 calorie flavorings to my water to make sure I get in all my water if needed. These changes have never affected my results.
Watch me make this Weight Loss Cabbage Soup Recipe (Wonder Soup) from start to finish!
(Get the printable 7-day Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe Below)
7-Day Diet Eating Chart
(Don’t forget to drink your water daily and eat your cabbage soup as much as you like!)
My 7-Day Diet Cabbage Soup Diet Journal & Meal Suggestions
(Update: I now add detox tea with a squirt of fresh lemon to my mornings. WOW is all I can say! Try it! I use Total Tea but any detox tea will work)
Day 1- Eat nothing but fruit today (except for bananas) and as much of the diet cabbage soup as you’d like. You should try to stick with fruits with lower sugar content like apples, blueberries, etc. I enjoy eating baked cinnamon apples (using gala or Honeycrisp apples) in the morning, a large fruit salad and cabbage soup for lunch, and cabbage soup and a melon salad for dinner. Get your crunchy fix with dried fruits. Snack on fruit throughout the day. Frozen pineapples and frozen grapes make delicious treats. Also, frozen watermelon blended makes a refreshing, natural slushy. Today wasn’t as bad as I’d expected.
Day 2- Eat nothing but vegetables (except corn or other starchy veggies). However, you do get to start the day with a baked potato (russet or sweet). You will LOVE having this baked potato trust me! I never thought I’d be so happy to eat a baked potato in the morning! I prefer a sweet potato. For breakfast, I dice my sweet potato into cubes, sprinkled with a little olive oil and cinnamon and roast it in the oven along with some bell peppers and onions. For lunch, I do the cabbage soup, and a salad sprinkled with salt, pepper and olive oil. It’s pretty good. For dinner, I do rice cauliflower topped with a stir fry of zucchini, roasted carrots, and bell peppers with light soy sauce (cheating). I snack on baked spinach chips. Today was ok.
Day 3- Today you eat fruits AND veggies (except bananas, corn, and other starchy vegetables) You also don’t get a potato today, sucks! I just do a repeat of day one and two for my foods.
Day 4- Today you eat only bananas and milk/yogurt. This day is the DUMBEST day by far. I hate it. You can just have bananas and milk or unsweetened yogurt. Boooooo, but let’s make the best of it! For breakfast, I do a banana smoothie made with bananas, almond milk, and greek yogurt. For lunch, I eat cabbage soup. For dinner, I do another large banana smoothie and more cabbage soup. I make banana ice cream, by freezing banana slices and then blending them. I also eat some dried banana chips. It’s not that difficult of a day, very dull and if you hate bananas, I feel sorry for you babes.
Day 5- Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey, and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I made turkey sausage patties for breakfast topped with tomatoes. For lunch, I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes seasoned with salt, basil, pepper and cabbage soup. For dinner, I had more wonder soup, but I added turkey breakfast sausage to it and more tomatoes. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day. Ugh!!
Day 6- Today its protein and veggies- Unlike yesterday you can have other vegetables besides tomatoes. I had turkey sausage and roasted veggies for breakfast. I had a stir-fry with chicken and veggies for lunch, so good. I had spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and ground turkey for dinner. Spaghetti squash is off limits (starchy), but I had to have it! Today was the best! I didn’t have any cabbage soup today. I was feeling over cabbage.
Day 7- Today it’s just fruits, vegetables, and juices. Booo. I hated today. I wanted more meat. Thank God it’s the last day. The scale says I’m 7 pounds lighter this morning, so that was great to see. I feel clean inside. I’m hungry today though, super hungry! For breakfast, I make a huge fruit and veggie smoothie using spinach, apples, oranges, grapes, and water. It was so divine and sweet! Kept me full until it was time for lunch! For lunch, I do a large salad, cabbage soup, and watermelon slushie. For dinner, I do another riced cauliflower stir fry with roasted veggies. I snack on baked cinnamon apples and cantaloupe.
Day 8- 10lbs down this morning and I can see it!! Tummy is nice and flat, and my face looks much slimmer. My husband notices my weight loss too. He’s not happy that my booty looks smaller. Neither am I! My fingers are slimmer, and my wedding ring fits different. Today I paced myself with food and will do so for the next week while on vacation. No sugary foods or bad carbs. I continue with a diet full of fruits, veggies, and lean meats. I incorporate eggs, oatmeal, & whole grain pasta and bread, honey and stevia as a sweetener. My calorie intake is now at it’s recommended level for a healthy weight-loss w/ exercise. I FEEL GREAT!!
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Cabbage Soup Recipe for 7-Day Diet Plan
You can keep changing the ingredients used, so that you don’t get bored of the same recipe.
- 6 large green onions
- 2 green peppers
- 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
- 3 carrots
- 1 container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
- 1 bunch celery
- 1/2 head cabbage
- 1 package Lipton soup mix
- 1 or 2 cubes bouillon (optional)
- 1 can (48oz) V8 juice (optional)
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, etc.
- Slice green onions, put in pot and start to sauté with cooking spray.
- Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half, take seeds and membrane out. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and put in pot.
- Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, put in pot.
- Clean carrots and celery and cut into bite size pieces, put in pot.
- Slice mushrooms into thick slices (otherwise they will disappear in the soup), put in pot.
- If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of cayenne pepper (red pepper) now (1/3 teaspoon is quite a bit as the soup will get spicier as it cooks further).
- You can use beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings. They have all the salt and flavors you will need.
- Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup cook for a long time (two hours works well).
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Eat all the soup you want, whenever you want for the next 7 days.
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