A “Dry” and Non boring version Cabbage Soup Diet

A “Dry” and Non boring version Cabbage Soup Diet

New Cabbage Soup Diet Ideas

Sick of eating cabbage soup?  I did something a little different. I used the same recipe but left all the ingredients dry. I used the juice from the canned tomatoes as a “dressing” on some bowls or I’d just use fresh tomatoes instead.

I used red and green cabbage, celery, tomatoes, peppers, onions and carrots. Instead of cooking them; I bagged up two cupfuls into ziplock bags and used them as my “dry soup”. After eating a bowl of the “dry soup” I’d drink down 8 ounces of water or beef broth or chicken broth. I have to admit that I found it all to be delicious.

  • Day one soup and the fruit: I made smoothies with crushed ice and fresh fruit. I also froze pureed fruit in ice cube trays and used them for ice cubes in water or unsweet tea. Did you know tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers are fruits?
  • Day two soup and the veggies: I ate a ton of green beans which gave me a grand protein boost. Celery sticks served as snack packs as did carrot sticks. I used a can of tomatoes in my “dry soup” today that were garlic seasoned as well so that added a little twist to things. My potato was the best one I’ve ever eaten!!
  • Day three I ate all the fuits and veggies and “dry soup” I wanted. I even mixed cucumbers and fresh tomatoes in with my “dry soup”
  • Day four I made banana and milk smoothies which made for a great change of texture and pace and sweetness between my “dry soup” binges
  • Day five: I made tacos! Only instead of using taco shells, I rolled up diced onions, taco meat and tomatoes into lettuce leaves. DELICIOUS!!!
  • Day six: I had grilled steak and “dry soup” with grilled carrots.
  • Day seven: I just finished up a wonderful lettuce, tomato and green onion salad with one tablespoon low cal fat free ranch dressing and a cup of brown rice.

I’ve just weighed and even after eating today it shows I’ve lost 9 pounds and today’s not over with yet!!!

Here is the traditional version.

New dry cabbage soup diet

7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan – Lose Weight Fast And Easy

Lose between 5-10 pounds in one week.

You may have come across the popular Cabbage Soup Diet. This quick weight loss program has been around since 1980’s. The program claims that the more cabbage soup you take, the more weight you will lose. In fact, some followers had seen drastic weight loss of about 10 pounds in just 7 days. The cabbage soup diet is a short term diet plan. It should not be used as a long term weight loss solutions. The diet, although is a low in calorie and high in fiber, is not nutritionally balanced. The lacks important vitamins and minerals suggested that you must be prepared for supplements when you’re on the diet.

The cabbage soup diet plan runs for 7 days. You can eat as much cabbage soup as you like during this period. For each of the seven days of the diet you eat specific foods such as fruits, vegetables , meat, rice, and other foods. No pastries  and sweets are allowed during the week. Following is an example of the 7 day menu:

Day 1 – Homemade cabbage soup and any fruit  (no bananas).
Day 2 – Homemade cabbage soup, vegetable and baked potato with butter for dinner.
Day 3 – Homemade cabbage soup, fruits and vegetables .
Day 4 – Homemade cabbage soup, fat-free milk and up to 6 bananas.
Day 5 – Homemade cabbage soup, 450 grams of meat or fish and up to 6 tomatoes.
Day 6 – Homemade cabbage soup, vegetables and meat(beef).
Day 7 – Homemade cabbage soup, brown rice, pure fruit juice, and vegetables.

Cabbage Soup Diet Dry versionHere’s a classic example of the homemade cabbage soup recipes .

– 1/2 of a cabbage head
– 6 softball size green onions
– 1 celery bunch
– 1 pack “Lipton soup mix”
– 1 to 2 tomatoes
– 3 standard size of carrots
– 10 ounce can of mushrooms
– 2 large green bell peppers
– 2 bouillon cubes (optional)
– Herbs, salt and pepper, parsley and garlic powder for added flavor

Points To Remember:

1. Fresh tastes better but you can use frozen vegetables in your recipe.
2. Use stainless steel knife for cutting the cabbage since the phytonutrients that cabbage contains react with carbon steel, turning the leaves black.
3 It is recommended that cabbage is sliced or chopped and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking to facilitate the production of the most glucosinolates.

Cabbage Soup Preparation:

1. Chop the green onions. Place the sliced onions in a saucepan and sauté the onions adding a little bit of cooking oil spray

2. Take out the seeds and membrane of the green peppers. Chop the green peppers into small bite sized cube, throw them in to the saucepan together with the sautéed onions.

3. Peel and cut the cabbage leaves into pieces roughly the same size as the peppers, add them to continue sautéing.

4. Wash and clean the carrots. Chop them before adding to the saucepan.

5. Cut the mushrooms in halves or thirds before throwing them in to the saucepan.

6. Add cayenne pepper or a little bit of curry powder to the brew to give it a little kick. That is, if you want you soup to be a little spicy.

7. The bullion cubes can be used to add flavor to the dish. If you do choose to add this to your cooking, it eliminates the need for additional salt.

8. Add about 12 cups of water into the pot. Lower the heat and let the soup simmer. A two hour period is recommended to make the soup most effective. Add additional salt and pepper for taste

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