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Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe


Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe. Easy stove-top or crockpot recipe. Low-calorie for weight loss. Diabetic friendly. Eases cold, flu symptoms. Plant-based or Paleo.


Choose one of the following options:

  1. Plant-based: 2-1/2C Homemade White Kidney {Cannellini} Beans or 2—14.5 oz. BPA-free Cans
  2. Diabetic: omit beans and use 1lb. grass-fed lean sirloin, cubed, plus 1/2C red wine, *see note
  3. Paleo or Primal Diet: omit beans, use 1lb. grass-fed lean sirloin, cubed + 1/2C red wine *note


  • 2-18.3 oz. Jar Crushed Tomatoes, like Jovial brand or 2-14.5 oz. BPA-free Can
  • 1-32 oz. Container or 4C Vegetable Broth, like Pacific Brand
  • 6C Cabbage, chopped & packed
  • 2C Onion, about half Large
  • 3C Carrots, about 2 Medium
  • 1-1/2C Celery, about 2 Stalks
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove, pressed
  • 1T Olive Oil
  • 1 Vegetable Bullion Cube, like Rapunzel Brand
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1T Paprika
  • Himalayan Salt, to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS—dice onion. Gently warm olive oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, cook until lightly browned, add garlic, continue cooking until translucent. Add broth, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, paprika, bullion cube, and *note: beef if using. Bring to a boil, add carrots, continue boiling 15 minutes or until carrots begin to get tender. Add celery, reduce heat to medium, cover pot, simmer 15 minutes longer or until vegetables are almost cooked. Add cabbage, cook 5 minutes longer. If using beans, rinse, drain, and add to pot. Reduce heat to low, cook until warmed through, then serve.

*NOTE TO COOK BEEF—cut sirloin into cubes, trimming and discard excess fat. Before adding onions and garlic to Dutch oven, add a little olive oil, gently warm it over medium heat, add beef cubes, and brown on all sides. Add 1/4C dry red wine, bring to a boil, and continue cooking until almost all of the liquid is absorbed and you have richly coated beef cubes. Remove from pot, clean pot, then follow directions from the beginning.

EASY CROCK-POT RECIPE—brown sirloin cubes, if using, along with onions and garlic, then add to a crockpot along with all other ingredients except for beans and cook until carrots are just tender.  Add beans and cook until warmed through.

TAG: Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe. Quick, easy stove-top or crockpot recipe. Aids weight loss. Diabetic friendly. Eases cold, flu symptoms. Plant-based or with beef.

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The "Aloha Cooks" live in Hawaii and create original recipes using healthy whole foods and since one of them is a registered dietitian you can be sure they are delicious and nutritious.

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