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I can’t wait to share this delicious and healthy weight loss soup! Have you heard of the soup diet? There are loads of weight loss soup recipes out there, but this one not only works it tastes so good!
Weight Loss Soup
Eat this protein-packed weight loss soup if you need to lose a few pounds. It has all the ingredients to kick up your metabolism and help you start burning fat! The best part is it is so yummy and satisfying that you won’t even know you are on a soup diet! It is also gluten free and dairy free.
Weight Loss Soup Ingredients
Everyone loves this healthy recipe filled with nutrient-rich ingredients.
- Ground lean turkey (or shredded chicken) I personally like the ground turkey making this soup taste like a hearty chili. If you are going meat-free, leave out the ground turkey and you have a great veggie soup.
- Bell Peppers
- Tomato juice
- Lemon juice
- Black beans
- Cayenne Pepper
A cup of green beans (fresh or frozen) and or a couple of cups of shredded cabbage would also be a nice addition. If adding these veggies make sure you simmer the soup 30 minutes or until the cabbage is softened.
Weight Loss Soup Recipe
Delicious soup packed with all the ingredients to help your body lose weight. This soup diet works!
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey or shredded chicken
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 8 oz. baby bella “crimini” mushrooms sliced
- 1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 – 32 oz of reduced-sodium tomato juice
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 1 – 14 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 Tbs. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne or to taste
- 1/2 cup each fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
In a large pot, brown ground turkey or cook chopped chicken. There should be very little fat, is there is fat, drain.
Add in onion, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and parsley.
This soup freezes really well. Makes 12-14 cups. 1 serving is about 2 cups and is about 275 calories.
Cook this healthy soup on the stove top or it would be great made in a slow cooker. I am going to give it a try in the Instant Pot. Cooking it for 8 mins on high pressure.
Why this weight loss soup diet really works!
Here is why:
- Lean Protein
Protein curbs the appetite and can boost post meal metabolism by 25% and stimulates fat burning hormones. Adding protien will keep you feeling fuller longer than with just a plain vegetable soup recipe.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and other natural acids that help your liver break down fat faster.
Beans can stabilize blood sugar which reduces the number of fat storage hormones our bodies make. While I use black beans in my soup kidney beans or another bean of your choice would work.
Onions are loaded with chromium, which also helps with fat storage hormones.
Cayenne kicks up the heat and kicks up the metabolism up to 20%. If you don’t have cayenne pepper throw in about 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Garlic might actually keep pre-fat cells turning into fat cells.
- Cilantro and Parsley
These herbs help flush toxins from your system.
Mushrooms provide protein, vitamin C and iron.
- Bell Peppers
Bell peppers contain beta-carotene, which gives you antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
Many weightloss soups have cabbage while it isn’t necessary for my recipe but there are some great health benefits by adding this vegetable. Cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber. It is also great for keeping skin looking healthy and glowing with antioxidants (including vitamin C and beta-carotene).
Did you know just eating 2 ounces of cooked tomatoes (the amount in a serving of this yummy soup) can reduce bad cholesterol by up to 10%? As you can see this soup is good for you any time not just when you need to lose a few pounds. I often make it to keep on hand for a quick lunch that keeps me satisfied all day!
How to lose weight on a soup diet
Enjoy a protein-packed breakfast of eggs and veggies and then this delicious soup for lunch and dinner. If you need a snack opt for veggies or a salad with olive oil and vinegar. Drink plenty of water! You will watch the pounds melt off. Have you tried the cabbage soup diet? Unlike my soup diet recipe, it might leave you unsatisfied and hungry, but it can be a great tool to detox your body. Be sure to stay hydrated with these detox water recipes.
Even if you haven’t been successful with recipes like this in the past I personally think this one is magic! Everyone in my family loves this soup! I hope you do too!
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