Awesome Weight Loss Veggie Soup Recipe!

This soup Veggie Soup is super yummy. When I’m trying to lose weight this is my go to soup because it freezes great and I never get sick of it. I usually just throw everything in my soup pot without knowing how much of each ingredient I add, but I will take you step by step so that you can make this soup and feel great eating it too.

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

Recently I decided that enough was enough with my weight going up and down for years. I needed to take the time to find healthy meals that I love so that I can lose weight, sustain the weight loss, and not feel deprived. I’ll be sharing some more of my favorite recipes in future posts, so stay tuned for those. I truly believe that finding ways to eat as much vegetables as possible (that you love), avoiding processed sugars, and breads (and related products) is the way to reduce weight and maintain weight loss. This is just what works for me. I think I have finally found a lifestyle with food that works for me and I’d love to share it with you. You know only a few months ago I ate all the chocolate Easter bunnies and I craved sugar all the time. Especially right before bed. But now that I have been eating mostly veggies and lean animal proteins for the last 3 months, I no longer have those cravings, my portions sizes are down, and I feel so much better. In addition I have lost 23 lbs. Not to bad! And it has not been hard at all!!  Let me know if you have any more questions about what I have been eating and I’ll make sure to post more meal ideas soon.

Anyways, onto the Awesome Weight Loss Veggie Soup!!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 large carrots or a few handfuls of chopped baby carrots chopped
  • 4 stocks of celery chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 10 large mushrooms chopped
  • 3 cups cabbage chopped
  • 1 796 ml can of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 398 ml can diced baby corn drained of juice
  • 1 10.6 oz bag of frozen okra sliced rings or 2 cups of fresh okra sliced
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 12 cups of chicken stock (you could use veggie stock as well)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1-2 juice of limes depending on how much you like lime (I like it a lot)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts cubed (optional)
  • fresh cilantro on top as garnish (optional)
Weight Loss Veggie Soup- Ingredients
Weight Loss Veggie Soup Ingredients (limes are missing)

Instructions:

Step 1: In a large Soup pot put your olive oil, chopped onion, carrots, celery, and garlic, and on medium heat sauté until onions become translucent.

Weight Loss Veggie Soup - Ingredients

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

Step 2: Add your 12 cups of chicken broth to the pot and turn the heat up to max until it starts to boil.

My Little Chopping Onion Tip: With the onion still held together by the root end, cut slices across it, then turn the onion 90 degrees and cut across it again. Then cut all of the pieces off to create the chopped onion chunks. Super easy and quick!! Less time for the onion to make you cry too!!

How To Chop An Onion

 

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Step 3: Add all the rest of the veggies (Chopped zucchini, mushrooms, cabbage, can of diced tomatoes, can of baby corn, bag of frozen okra, frozen peas) and diced chicken (optional)  if you would like some extra protein in your soup. When it starts to boil the heat can be turned down to simmer.

Weight Loss Veggie Soup - Ingredients

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

Step 4: Add Seasonings (Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt and pepper) and let simmer for about 2 hours (you can get away with simmering for less time, I just like to let the flavors mingle).

Step 5: Add lime juice when the soup is done cooking. .

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

Step 6: Serve it in a large bowl topped with cilantro and some extra lime juice (optional).

Step 7: Enjoy!!! And don’t feel bad about having seconds!!

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

Weight Loss Veggie Soup

I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I do. Let me know your go to meals that you love to eat for weight loss! I’d love to put together a whole list of delicious recipes so that I am never stuck eating cheese on bread again (oh cheese on bread I miss you, but I don’t miss you as much as I did a couple months ago). The bad cravings really do go away. Now I crave all the veggies!

Until next time, just love, make yummy things, and enjoy creating! 

XOXO JCL

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Awesome Veggie Soup for Weight Loss

Course Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Onion Chopped
  • 4 Large Carrots Chopped
  • 4 stocks Celery Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Zucchini Chopped
  • 10 large Mushrooms Chopped
  • 3 cups Cabbage Chopped
  • 1 796 ml Can of Diced Tomatoes With Juice
  • 1 398 ml Can of Diced Baby Corn Drained of Juice
  • 1 10.6 oz bag of frozen okra sliced rings or 2 cups fresh okra sliced
  • 2 cups Frozen Peas
  • 12 cups Chicken Broth or Veggie Stock
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 1-2 Limes Juiced
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Chicken Breasts Chopped, (OPTIONAL)
  • Fresh Cilantro on top as Garnish (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

  1. In a large Soup pot put your olive oil, chopped onion, carrots, celery, and garlic, and on medium heat sauté until onions become translucent.

  2. Add your 12 cups of chicken broth to the pot and turn the heat up to max until it starts to boil. When it starts to boil the heat can be turned down to simmer.

  3. Add all the rest of the Veggies (Chopped zucchini, mushrooms, cabbage, can of diced tomatoes, can of baby corn, bag of frozen okra, frozen peas) and diced chicken (optional)  if you would like some extra protein in your soup.

  4. Add Seasonings (Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt and pepper) and let simmer for about 2 hours.

  5. Add Lime juice when the soup has finished cooking.

  6. Serve it in a large bowl topped with cilantro and a squeeze of extra lime juice (if you love lime as much as I do).

  7. Step 7: Enjoy!!! And don't feel bad about having seconds!!



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