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Lose Weight With The Best Vegetable Soup Recipes For Healthy Eating

Updated on April 26, 2013

Looking For Vegetable Soup Recipes?

The healthiest and best vegetable soup recipes have lots of tasty vegetables and a savory broth. Vegetable soup is a good for you soup. It is filled with fiber from the vegetables and when simmered together in a tomato based or other broth you get a healthy pot of good eating.

Eating vegetable soup is a great way to get extra vegetables in your diet. Here is a tasty recipe you can try for vegetable soup:


  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup of any other vegetable you like
  • 2 tbsp margarine or oil
  • 8 cups broth (vegetable, chicken, beef) or water
  • 1 cup pearl barley uncooked
  • 1 cup pinto or white beans, pre-soaked if dry
  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano or Italian spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 large bay leaves


In a large soup pot, saute the onions, celery, carrots and any other vegetables for 3-5 minutes in a tablesppon of olive oil. Add broth or water and all other ingredients, cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low allowing to simmer for at least an hour. Stir occasionally until barley is soft and somewhat fluffy. Add more spices to taste and enjoy a bowl of this tasty soup.

Vegetable Soup Recipes
Vegetable Soup Recipes

Vegetable or Cabbage Soup Diet

The cabbage soup diet has been around for years. Cabbage soup made with plenty of vegetables is a low fat and high fiber diet. Make a pot of soup and when you're hungry you eat some of the healthy soup.

It is a quick way to lose weight fast. Here's the recipe:

  • 6 large green onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 container of sliced Mushrooms (10 ounces)
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • Half a head of cabbage
  • 1 or 2 cubes of bouillon
  • 1 48 ounce can of V8 juice
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc.


Slice green onions and saute in pan with cooking spray. Cut green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot. Cut cabbage, carrots and mushrooms into bite size pieces and add to pot.

Add about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice). Add beef or chicken bouillon cubes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You can also add garlic or cayenne pepper for extra seasoning. Cover and put on low heat for about 2 hours.

Day By Day Diet

Day 1: Eat fruit all day except for bananas along with the soup.

Day 2: Eat vegetables all day except for dried beans, corn and peas. You can also have one baked potato with butter. Eat soup if you're hungry.

Day 3: Eat fruit and vegetables all day as on Day 1 and 2, but eliminate the baked potato. Enjoy some soup.

Day 4: Eat bananas (up to 8) and all the skim milk you want. Soup when you're hungry.

Day 5 : Eat beef (up to 20 ounces) and no more than 6 tomatoes today. You can substitute chicken (no skin). Have soup and drink plenty of water.

Day 6: Eat all you want of beef and vegetables. Don't forget to have some soup.

Day 7: This last day is for brown rice, vegetables and unsweetened fruit juice. Eat some soup.

Get on the scale when you're done with this vegetable soup diet and you will have lost up to 10 pounds.

Soup Pots on Ebay

If you need a new soup pot to make the vegetable soup recipe. Ebay is a great place to buy on new soup pot. Look at the column on the right side and you will find current auctions for soup pots. The current price is displayed along which will usually be a pretty accurate range for the Ebay auction ending price.

When shopping on Ebay you can be assured that you will recieve great prices and a very easy shopping experience. So check out some of the pots. If you don't see what you like you will be able to view a variety of soup pots to make a hearty bowl of vegetable soup.


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    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I tried this diet, but left it half way. I can't keep away from food so dieting is a difficult task for me. But I don't mind soups 2-3 times a week for dinner.

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      7 years ago

      Wow, what yummy soups these are. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      My family loves soups. I will be trying your recipes. Thanks a lot.

    • pakpub profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the comments. It makes a great soup that keeps you on the straight and narrow when dieting. You feel full and it gets you through the rough spots.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your vegetable soups sound delicious. I will be trying them. Thanks.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for the delicious recipes.


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