Cabbage Soup Variation with Ketchup?

by Unkknown

Can ketchup be used in cabbage soup?

No! Tomato Ketchup contains a large amount of industrial sugar.

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Cabbage Soup with Rutabagas and Tomato Juice

by Carol C.
(Eau Claire, WI)

I use tomato juice as my base and add diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, rutabagas, onions, green & red bell peppers, garlic, black ground pepper and of course a head of cabbage. It is amazingly good. Are all these ingredients okay? Carol

Dear Carol,
thank you for this delicious cabbage soup recipe variation witrh rutabagas (swedish turnips).
Please watch the salt content of the tomato juice!
Besides of the that the ingredients are okay - enjoy your soup!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cabbage soup with Italian flavours

by Inga
(Oz)

I use fennel, broccoli, leek, spring onions, parsnips & carrots +/- capsicum/olives/ cellery/silverbeet... with the cabbage and sometimes throw in a bit of fennel seeds (or anis/caraway) which helps quieten the rumbojumbo in the tummy apart from great taste.

The trick is to stirfry the veggies for 3-4 min only, leaving the cabbage to go in only for the last 1 min. Then I add boiling water, cracked pepper and organic vegetable stock paste and bring to the boil for max. 3 min.

That way everything remains crunchy and gives the body more to taste (and work on!). Satiety sets in much earlier if you have to munch away on the crisp veggies, too!

As a treat I add a "pesto" of roughly chopped fresh basil mixed with quality olive oil to each serve and shave parmesan on top... (alternatively try Italian flat leaf parsley/ dill/ finely chopped rosemary or thyme etc.)

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alternative butternut squash soup

by john
(Ireland)

Can you add alternative vegetable soup, and does the soup have to contain cabbage?

Try Butternut squash, onion and red pepper cooked in vegetable stock, when cooked blend, and serve with plenty of black pepper.

I'am on day four and am eating the butternut squash soup and then the cabbage soup - I can tell you it helps, because it creates variety.


Dear John,
this is a wonderful alternative for all those who don't like cabbage too much and need beside the many cabbage soup variations another taste experience. Thank you!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Brown Rice in the soup mixture?

by JWH
(aL, us)

Will adding brown rice to the soup mixture change the weight loss results?

Hi JWH,

we don't have any experience with this.
For the last day this shouldn't be a problem as it is anyway your rice diet day. For the other days I suppose that the rice - high in carbohydrates (high glycemic index) might influence your insuline level and by this cause hunger attacks. This again might it make harder for you to stick to the diet.

But we don't know for sure before we try it - this is up to you...

In case you try the cabbage soup diet with added brown rice in the soup mixture please keep us informed how you are doing!

All the best,
Gabriela

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