Want to get skinny? Who wouldn't love to shed a few pounds.
Remember the old recipe for a "no points" vegetable cabbage type soup from Weight Watchers?
It was a hearty soup that was given as a bonus and could be eaten without counting it in your daily calories. AND you could still lose weight. Kind of a fill you up with lots of veggies and very few calories.
This soup recipe is my version of a "get skinny " no point" weight watchers type soup that can be eaten any time you like without any guilt. ! It's so good, your entire family will love it.
And best of all it can be made in THE CROCK POT ( which I love ) or on the stove in just 1/2 hour
This soup is low in calories, but not low in taste.
IT only took about 10 minutes prep and about 3 1/2 hours to cook on high in the crock pot.
It couldn't have been easier.
I threw everything into the crock pot about 10:00 A.M . I then went out and did a few errands . When I returned about 1:30, I was greeted by the wonderful aroma of home cooked soup, and was thrilled to have something healthy and hot to eat.
I like this soup because it can help you stick to your diet because it is so satisfying and delicious.
You can add cooked black beans and even a little brown rice if you want to turn it into a meal.
I added 1/2 cup of cooked black beans to my bowl and called it a ( WW) 4 "point plus" bowl of soup.
If you are looking for healthy ways to boost the immune system and who isn't,
this soup is also bursting with antioxidants and immune building vegetables like fresh garlic, fresh cabbage, and carrots. It's healthy -- enjoy..
Oh! I almost forgot. It has no fat, it's vegan, and of course gluten free!!!
Here's how to get started...Pictured Tutorial
|Slice some carrots and red onion|
|Slice up some sun dried tomatoes|
|Find a fat free tasty vegetable stock|
|Get a bag of Frozen artichokes, and run under warm water to defrost ( I got mine atTrader Joe's)|
|Chop up some red cabbage, fresh mushrooms, and garlic|
|Put it all vegetables into the crock pot with a container of vegetable broth, |
1 T tomatoe paste and 1- 2 cups water ( you will need the full two cups in the crock pot on high)
3 medium organic carrots, sliced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms , sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 cups red cabbage, chopped
1 bag of frozen artichoke hearts ( Trader Joe's) Run under hot water to defrost
5 sun dried tomatoes, sliced
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
2 Tablespoons Trader Joe's 21 Salute dried seasoning or any seasoning you like
1 container good tasting vegetable stock
2 cups water
Cooking oil spray
Spray crock pot bottom with cooking oil spray and turn on high. Add red onion, garlic and carrots and
allow to warm on bottom of crock pot for about 10 minutes. While the vegetables are heating, chop cabbage, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, etc. Add to crock pot. Add vegetable stock, tomato paste and seasoning, water and defrosted artichoke hearts. Cover and allow to cook on high in the crock pot for a minimum of 3 hours.
Eat as vegetable soup for a zero point of 1 point soup! Add 1/2 cup cooked black beans for about a four point soup.
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