These seven weight loss soups are incredibly filling without a lot of calories. I’ve included a wide variety so you can try them all to find your favorite!
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Anyone remember the cabbage soup diet? I don’t remember all the specifics, but you ate homemade cabbage soup a few times a day in addition to the day’s strange food allowance. I say “strange food allowance” because one day was just bananas and skim milk (that one I do remember). I was kind of miserable during the whole thing, but I did drop a few pounds.
I was thinking the other day that the idea of eating a filling, low calorie soup to keep your appetite down when you’re trying to lose weight is such a great idea, minus the weird bananas-and-skim-milk food combo. So, to help you out, I’ve scoured the web to find seven delicious, filling low calorie soups.
Before I give you the list, I want to share with you this adorable dinosaur soup ladle that you pretty much need to buy from Amazon, don’t you think? 🙂
(I don’t know about you, but cute kitchen utensils make me smile.)
On to the soups!
(by Reboot With Joe)
This veggie-packed soup uses “zoodles” instead noodles as a base to help bulk up the soup without adding a lot of calories (only 100 calories per serving!).
By the way, if you haven’t heard of zoodles, you’re seriously missing out. I use the Spiralizer to make zoodles all the time. You can “spiralize” all sorts of vegetables (carrots, squash, zucchini, and more) into awesome noodles that I swear to you seem so much like the real thing for a fraction of the calories!
You can get the Spiralizer here:
(by Domestic Fits)
This is the first of two “negative calorie” soups on this list. I’m not sure how true it is, but there is a theory that some vegetables have “negative calories” because they take more calories to digest than they contain. (Domestic Fits lists some of the supposed negative calorie vegetables in her soup post.) This soup contains two negative calorie vegetables, asparagus and cauliflower, and a variety of tasty seasonings.
(by Going Cavewoman)
Not only is this soup recipe low in calories, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. The directions state that you can put it all in a crock pot for four hours on high and you’re done. (You’ll need to take a second to shred the chicken with a fork, but that’s all.) How easy is that?
Soup #4: Weight Loss Wonder Soup
(by Homemade Hooplah)
This Weight Loss Wonder Soup (don’t you love the name?) is a thick, chunky soup made only from chopped vegetables, a tiny amount of olive oil, and water. You can add seasonings to taste. It makes a huge amount of soup — you’ll need a 12-quart stockpot for all of it! (If you don’t have one, this stockpot has great reviews on Amazon.)
Soup #5: Low Calorie White Bean Kale Soup
Yum! I don’t know about you, but I love the creamy, buttery taste of white beans. This soup has two cans of them, along with a variety of vegetables and seasonings. It’s a little higher in calories than the other soups I’ve listed because of the beans, but it does have more protein. If you want to reduce the calories, go down to a single can of beans.
This is another soup that uses “negative calorie” vegetables. Unlike the asparagus and cauliflower soup earlier, this one is loaded with a wide variety of those negative calorie vegetables. It also contains a pound of lean ground beef to help you increase your protein intake.
(by Pure Foods)
Last but certainly not least is this creamy, pureed zucchini soup that is topped with zucchini zoodles. Unlike the other soups, this one is thickened with some cashews that are pureed along with the zucchini. Delicious!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these soup recipes! I definitely plan to try each and every one of them.