The idea of eating a cabbage or kale or other greens based soup for weeks or months on end just to lose a few pounds is not an especially attractive method of dieting. But it WORKS! And whether you like cooked cabbage or not do not fear because your soups will not taste much like cooked cabbage once spices and other flavorings are cooked into them. The results can be phenomenal if you stick to a regimen of mostly soup for several weeks.

These fat burning soup recipes make enough for about one week if you eat a bowl a day. Double them if you plan on eating more. I lost over 22 pounds in one month by eating mostly the following recipes…. and you can too!

Recipe #1 The original cabbage soup (5-7 large bowls)

1 large head green cabbageCabbage Soup Recipe Is Great For Weight Loss

3-4 carrots, diced small

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2-3 celery stalks (with green leaves) diced

1 yellow onion, large and diced

1 envelope of dry onion soup mix

2 cans low sodium chicken (or beef) stock

Salt, pepper, garlic powder, soy sauce or teriyaki sauce to taste (start with small amounts and adjust according to your taste buds)

In a large pot or Dutch oven add 2 TBS olive oil (extra virgin preferably). Add in diced peppers, celery, onion, and carrots. Cook on medium heat until onion is transparent. Pour in 4 cups water and 2 cans chicken (or beef) stock. Add in cabbage you have broken into chunks and simmer all for about ½ hour or until cabbage is cooked through. Pour a bowl of soup and garnish with diced green onions or low fat shredded cheddar cheese. Eat a large (8-10 ounce) bowl of this when you get hungry and before dinner. You will not be hungry!

Recipe #2 Kale soup (5-7 large bowls)

Kale is gaining in popularity as it should be because it is so healthy and flavorful! Mixed with various spices and fruits Kale can be healthy and filling as a soup.

1 pound KaleKale Soup Is A Healthy And Flavorful Option

1 pound carrots, diced

4-6 celery stalks, diced

2-3 medium yellow onions, diced

1 pound green cabbage, broken into small chunks

Large can of whole tomatoes (no added salt)

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and diced (2” pieces)

Spinach leaves (small bag), chopped

1 pound Zucchini, diced

5-6 cups water

3-4 cans chicken broth

Salt & pepper to taste (avoid over salting)

Pour one can chicken broth into large pot and add chopped and diced veggies. Allow to simmer 5-6 minutes then add remaining stock and water. Cover and simmer 30-45 minutes or until celery and carrots are soft. If this is too bland for your taste add in a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes, paprika, teriyaki sauce, or even ketchup. This is where you can get creative and make it to suit you!

Recipe #3 Veggie soup (5-7 large bowls)

High in flavor and very low in fat, vegetables provide much in valuable nutrition plus they are low in fat and calories!

Several Vegetables Can Be Combined In This Veggie Soup6-8 small red skinned new potatoes, cut into quarters

1# package frozen corn (or 3-4 ears fresh if available)

1# package frozen mixed veggies (peas carrots and green beans)

1 large zucchini squash, diced

4-5 garlic cloves, diced

4 cans vegetable stock

2 cans chicken (or beef) stock

In large pot add 2 TBS olive oil then add in veggies to simmer until potatoes are soft. Add in remaining liquids and simmer for 1 hour. If you wish add pepper and a little salt. Maybe try adding cumin, red pepper flakes, or paprika if you want more “spiciness”.

Recipe #4 Rice plus veggies (5-7 large bowls)

Adding brown rice to a soup helps it go farther and fills you up faster!

2-3 Cups uncooked brown rice

3-4 small red skinned new potatoes, cut into quarters

1# package frozen corn (or 3-4 ears fresh if available)

1# package frozen mixed veggies (peas carrots and green beans)

4-5 garlic cloves, diced

2 cans vegetable stock

2 cans chicken (or beef) stock

4 Cups water

Heat liquids to simmer then add in rice. Simmer 10 minutes then add vegetables, 4 cloves garlic, 2-3 tsp hot sauce (I prefer Frank’s), salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked.

More Recipes ...#5,#6,#7 - Turkey, Chicken and Spicy Bean Soups

You can add in Turkey for Recipe #5 Turkey & Rice Soup or Recipe #6 Chicken & Vegetable Soup to the above recipes to add more flavor and substance to each. 1-2 cups of each added to the above recipes will also make them pleasant variation for a week option. Always be careful with salt content, especially if you have high blood pressure or diabetes issues. Canned tomatoes are a great addition if they are low sodium. #7 Spicy Bean or Chili Soup which can include canned beans such as Great Northern or kidney beans. They also add more to each soup and you can always add in some spices like chili powder, cayenne pepper, and chipotle seasonings that can add fire to your soup recipes. Soup can be personalized to meet anyone’s requirements and weight loss will happen because the above ingredients are each very low in calories while being quite filling.


There are several more fat burning soup recipes that can not only satisfy your hunger as well as your taste buds but can help you lose weight in a passive and non intrusive way. You won't need to do extensive workouts nor would you need to starve yourself.