Diet Soup Recipes


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Diet Soup that will help you knock off those extra pounds quickly and help you maintain your goal weight all year long. This nutritious, low cal veggie soup is a perfect choice to undo that holiday damage.

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Diet Soup Recipes

  1. 1. Diet Soup RecipesEating soup regularly as part of a balanced meal is a great way to start off a healthydiet plan. If prepared healthily using low-fat, high-fiber and preferably organicingredients, it can even take the place of an entire meal! In fact, a diet was inventedthat revolves around the consumption of cabbage soup every day for seven days.Each day would call for the consumption of a certain food group plus as much cabbagesoup as you wish. This became quite popular as it promised the dieter ten poundsshed in just one week.If cabbage is not your favorite and you want more variety, take your favorite chowder,goulash and sukiyaki and transform it to healthier dishes. Consider using leaner cutsof meat; opting for low-sodium broth (or better yet make it yourself); not usingmonosodium glutamate and adding organic vegetables, fresh herbs and spices.French onion soup uses a very flavorful beef broth base with a crusty cheese topping.Asian hot and sour soup though containing a lot of vegetables also has a considerableamount of meats like liver and dried sausages. Japanese sukiyaki has thinly sliced fattybeef with tofu, mushrooms and vegetables in a sweet soya base. Needless to say,these dishes can go overboard with the fat, sodium and cholesterol content. Considerthis every time you make your own at home.Unless you are vegetarian or vegan, by all means incorporate reasonable amounts ofmeat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs and dairy to your soup to increase protein as well asprovide substance, flavor and texture. Go for low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-carb, high-fiber, high-protein ingredients.Incorporate complex carbohydrates from vegetables to provide natural roughagepromoting gastro-intestinal health. Do not overcook your vegetables and add themlast just before serving to preserve nutrients and texture.Feeling adventurous? Try preparing raw vegan soups using dark leafy greens, rootcrops and other wholesome ingredients. Make sure you use organic ingredients asyou will not be cooking them. Raw soups are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidantsnot to mention live enzymes which are key elements to good health.
  2. 2. Lastly, consider some simple replacements: using low fat milk, soy or nutmilks insteadof cream; lean meat cuts or vegemeat instead of processed, high sodium meatproducts like sausages; sea salt instead of iodized.Celery mousse soup with chicken meatballsIf you have simply bought yourself some celery seed on a whim, or you are simplyinterested in finding out what it can do for you, there is some information that youshould know about the seasoning celery seed. This seasoning has been around forquite some time in a wide variety of cultures, and you will find that with a little bit ofwork, it can be easily integrated into your diet. Take some time to look around and seewhat celery seed can do for you!Servings: 4Preparation Time: 40 minutesCooking Time: 40 minutesRecommended Wine: JulienasIngredients:3/4 lbs. celeriac, 2 shallots,1 teaspoon chopped parsley, 1 black truffle, 1 garlic clove,juice from 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons whipped cream, 1 2/3 cups bouillon, 1/2 cup whitewine, 1 spoon truffle oil Stuffing: 2/3 lb. fatted chicken breast, 3 ½ tablespoons yellowand red pepper, 2 tablespoons shallots, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon choppedcoriander, salt, pepper, allspice, 1 egg,Preparation Instructions:Peel the celery and cut into small pieces. Place cut celery, garlic, shallots, some sugar,salt, pepper, lemon juice, chicken bouillon, white wine, and cream in a pan. Allow it tosimmer. Chop the chicken breast and season with garlic, shallots, egg, coriander,allspice, salt, pepper, chopped parsley, and yellow and red pepper. Use this to preparethe boulettes (meat balls). You may cook it with the coriander leaves. Mix the soupand add a spoon of whipped cream. Place the small chicken boulettes in a concave
  3. 3. dish. Pour foam off the soup, add the truffle, and, for the garnish, add some freshparsley leaves.Citrus Fruit Soup and Orange CrispsThese ultra-thin, crisp cookies are a snap to make and have a fortune cookie-inspiredflavor. Serve alongside a homemade fruit soup to increase your fruit servings for theday while still satisfying your sweet tooth.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutesRecommended Wine: Rivesaltes blancIngredients:3 oranges, 3 clementines, 1 bunch fresh mint, pear syrup, Grand Marnier, butter,flour, sugar, almonds, orange juicePreparation Instructions:Peel the oranges and the clementines. Separate the segments and keep them in n airtight container. Add the syrup and Grand Marnier. Cool for 2 to 3 hours. To preparethe orange crisps, mix all the ingredients. Refrigerate. Place little piles of this mixtureon a Silpat plate to obtain little biscuits after cooking. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Placethe citrus fruits on a serving dish, along with the cooked biscuits and the mint. Servevery cold.
  4. 4. Carrot and Pea Soup RecipeCarrot and pea soup is a quick and easy to make recipe and very economical at thesame time. Carrots are very rich is anti-oxidants and peas are good source of vitamin Cso this soup is all set you make you feel warm this winters.Servings: 2Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 35 minutesDifficulty Level: AverageIngredients:250gms green peas, shelled and mashed, 2 medium carrots, washed and sliced, 5 cupswater, 1 cup milk, scalded, 2 tablespoons butter, Seasonings to tastePreparation Instructions:In a large bowl add the ingredients in given order and allow it to boil. Once it startsboiling simmer the gas and let it cook for about 30 minutes and cover it. Allow it tocool and serve warm in a soup bowl.OTHER LINKS:turkey pinwheel sandwicheswine picturesmario batali pizza peelgourmet-recipe.comfried chicken restaurant chains