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Delicious Weight Loss Soup That Works!

Posted by  ·  January 2, 2019  ·  Last Updated: January 2, 2019

I can’t wait to share this 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 is delicious!
weight loss soup

Weight Loss Soup

Eat this soup if you need to lose a few pounds give this protein-packed weight loss soup a try. 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

You are going to love this soup packed with nutrient enriched ingredients. It is a great recipe!

  • Ground lean turkey (or shredded chicken) I personally like the ground turkey making this soup taste like a hearty chili
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Black beans
  • Cumin
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Cayenne Pepper

A cup of green beans (fresh or frozen) and or a couple 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.

healthy fat burning soup
4.21 from 44 votes

Weight Loss Soup Recipe

Delicious soup packed with all the ingredients to help your body lose weight. This soup diet works!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword no soup, weightloss
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 263 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • lbs lean ground turkey or shredded chicken
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 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


  1. 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.

Recipe Notes

This soup freezes really well. Makes 12-14 cups. 1 serving is about 2 cups and is about 275 calories.

Nutrition Facts
Weight Loss Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Potassium 616mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 23.4%
Vitamin C 83%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cook this 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.

  • Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and other natural acids that help your liver break down fat faster.

  • Beans

Bean can stabilize blood sugar which reduces the number of fat storage hormones our bodies make.

  • Onions

Onions are loaded with chromium,  which also helps with fat storage hormones.

  • Cayenne

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

Garlic might actually keep pre-fat cells turning into fat cells.

  • Cilantro and Parsley

These herbs help flush toxins from your system.

  • Mushrooms

Mushrooms provide protein, vitamin C and iron.

  • Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain  beta-carotene, which gives you antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits

healthy fat burning soup diet

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.

Keeping on track and meeting goals is easier if you write it down.  Be sure to grab my free goal planning worksheets! I use this weekly planner keeps my weeks organized.

Trying weight watchers or want some lower calorie recipes? These weight watchers recipes and chicken weight watcher recipes are sure to have several recipes you will want to try.

Filed Under: Recipes, Soups

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  1. Doug
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
    This soup rocks!
  2. Eva Chavarria Hunter
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    Looks so yummy! Would like to follow the recipe and take note of how the ingredients help our vital organs by eating 'em as well. Good job keeping us educated on what foods help our bodies to function better. Thanks!
  3. George
    Monday, January 21st, 2019
    This soup is quite tasty and healthy as well, thank you!
  4. Christine
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
    Hi Cindi,

    Beans bloat me and actually causes me to gain weight. Is there a substitute or can I just leave them out of this recipe?
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
      Sure leave them out!
  5. Susie
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Do you lose weight faster on this diet than on the cabbage soup diet
  6. Freddey
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019
    Thank you for this life saving recipe. Ive been on the hard road of weight loss, but this tasty recipe helps simplify things a little bit more. You are a blessing!!!!!!
  7. Beverly Romain
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
  8. Gerri French
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018
    Can you pls ease email me this receipt weight loss soup
  9. Lisa Lackey
    Friday, November 30th, 2018
    Can u eat fruit as a snack or just veggies and salads? Thx.. I'm gonna make this soup this weekend.
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
      Hi Lisa, the first few days I would opt for veggies. If you must have fruit avoid high sugar fruit (bananas etc) and go for berries. Blueberries would be a great choice. You will be more successful if you aren't too restrictive. I am going to make this today. My snacks are going to be veggies and salads, along with blueberries and apple slices with nut butter.
  10. Rose
    Saturday, November 24th, 2018
    Could you send this recipe to my email so I can print it as I am reading this on my phone and can't print from it. Thank you
  11. Friday, August 24th, 2018
    This I gotta try!
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
      Nabile, please do and let me know what you think. I love this soup!
  12. Cathe Riffle
    Sunday, June 10th, 2018
    What is the nutritional info on this soup per serving
    I seen the calories what about
    Thank you, Cathe
  13. Kitt
    Sunday, May 20th, 2018
    Hi Cindy. I was looking for a great soup to break my smoothie detox with. This one sounds wonderful, however, I do not eat meat. Would I be able to use a vegetarian protein crumble? Also, will garbanzo beans work instead of black beans? Thanks, Cindy!
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
      Kitt, I think those would be great substitutions.
    • Mandy
      Saturday, January 5th, 2019
      Kitt, I'm a big fan of quinoi. If you're not familiar with this, it's a high quality protein grain. Or seed, actually. I make up one or two cups a week and keep it in the fridge to add to salads and soups like this one. Never had much luck with protein crumbles.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 5th, 2019
      Mandy, me too! I cook it in my Instant Pot (only 8 minutes) then keep it in the refrigerator. I put about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup on salads for my lunch. I do a variety of salads, but one that I love is kale, sliced grapes, sunflower seeds, and quinoa. A lightly sweet salad dressing is good on this.
  14. Friday, May 4th, 2018
    Can you provide the nutritional info for the recipe: Weight Loss Soup
    per serving size
    Thanks so much, Cathe
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
      Hi Cathe,
      I have updated the recipe with all the nutrient information.
  15. Mary underdown
    Saturday, February 17th, 2018
    Made this last night...and just meal prepped 6 big bowls full in the morning. So yummy! More like a chili after sitting overnight, but oh so good!!!!!
    I used ground turkey this time but will use shredded chicken next. This is a keeper recipe!
  16. Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
    Hey Cindy...! i love soup and these looks sooo yummy & delicious and i really enjoyed your post i will try to make this soup and this soup most important for me.
    thanks for sharing and keep shared your new amazing ideas....!
  17. Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
    This I gotta try!
  18. Dot Soaris
    Monday, January 8th, 2018
    Can I substitute any other beans for black beans? I really do not like them. Soup sounds fantastic otherwise.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, January 14th, 2018
      Yes, dot you can substitute any beans. Pinto might be nice if you like those.
  19. Francine
    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
    How long should we stay on this yummy soup ?diet
    • Cindy
      Thursday, January 4th, 2018
      I typically do it for a week to get on track. I do love this soup and often make it just to have for lunch.
  20. Thursday, October 12th, 2017
    Tell me, please, how to print out your recipes w/o getting pages of ads
    • Cindy
      Monday, October 16th, 2017
      Sandy, I am working on getting all the recipes printable. So sorry!
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
      Sandy, the post is updated with a printable recipe. Hope you love this weight loss soup diet!
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
      Hi Sandy,
      I have updated the recipe and it is now prinable! Hope this helps you.