10 Delicious And Healthy Soup Recipes That Help In Reducing Weight Faster

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10 Delicious And Healthy Soup Recipes That Help In Reducing Weight Faster

Looking forward to shed some kilos in a short span of time? So, here we present you a hot new weight-loss technique- the homemade slimming soups.

These soups are not only tempting and lip-smacking, but also promote a feeling of fullness to control your appetite. This winter, we bring you ten different kinds of soups with unique flavours that will keep you warm and slim.

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#1. Cabbage soup

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We start with one of the most popular fat-burning liquid diets. The fibres in the soup do wonders to detoxify your body, and have added health benefits like healthy skin and improved sleep.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • Green beans, onions, carrots, tomatoes (2 each)
  • Green bell peppers
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional veggies like potato, coriander sweet corn (you may or may not use these)

Method:

Put all the sliced vegetables in a pot. Add spices and salt to taste. Cover the pot with a lid. Bring to a fast boil for ten minutes and then reduce to a simmer. The vegetables should be cooked until they become tender.

#2. Poor man’s soup

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Pull out all what you can from your fridge and use them for the soup. Carrots, spinach, cabbage or even ginger. In case you want to make it more nutritious, you can add egg or chicken too. So, the poor man’s soup is actually the richest when it comes to the nutritional value.

Ingredients:

  • Cabbage, spinach, onions, garlic (chopped)
  • Zucchini or ridge gourd
  • 1 litre beef or chicken broth
  • Other veggies that you can find
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method:

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a soup pot and sauté chopped garlic and onions for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth and bring it to boil. Dice or cut all the vegetables and add to the soup mixture. Season it with salt, pepper or green herbs. Cook until vegetables are tender.

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#3. Apple and onion soup

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Fruits and veggies together are a strange combination, but the kind of effect they can have on your weight will leave you wanting for more. Here is the tastier version of classic onion soup that will contribute to the nutritional value of your diet, making you feel satiated.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon refined or olive oil
  • 2-3 sliced onions
  • 6 cups low-fat vegetable broth

Method:

Heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onions and sauté until golden. Pour in the broth and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Add the apples and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.

#4. Scandinavian spinach soup with boiled eggs

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This is the best soup if you want to cut back on calories without starving. Eggs add to the yummy flavour, while spinach limits your calorie intake and detoxifies your body. So, don’t wait to lose it magically.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • Organic milk
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • White pepper
  • Salt and 4 boiled eggs into halves

Method:

Chop washed spinach leaves coarsely. Heat olive oil and sauté onion in a large saucepan until golden. Add water and spinach, and bring to a boil. Cook until spinach is tender. Blend with a hand held blender until smooth. Whisk cold milk and flour together and pour into saucepan blending thoroughly. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, until thickened. Season with salt and white pepper. Remove from heat. Garnish with egg halves and serve.

#5. Tomato and moong daal soup

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If the basic tomato soup gets a little boring, try mixing it with the moong daal this time. Tomato and moong (yellow grams) fat-burning soup will help you lose weight and gain in lots of energy.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup yellow moong daal (split yellow gram), washed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon low-fat butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk, 99.7% fat-free
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)

Method:

In a non-stick kadhai, add 4 cups water, tomatoes and moong daal. Cook on a medium flame till 10 minutes. Keep stirring. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool. Blend in a mixture till its smooth. Now heat some butter in a pan and sauté the onions till brown in colour. Add the tomato-moong daal mixture, sugar, low-fat milk, salt and pepper and mix well. Bring to a boil, while stirring occasionally and simmer for 5 minutes. Have it hot with toasted bread.

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#6. Broccoli and barley soup

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The yummy flavour of this soup comes with a promise of effortless weight-loss in a short span. Just have a mug full of it whenever your cravings hit you.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 1 celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pearled barley, cooked
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 canned tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram (a cooking spice made of herbs)
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until soft. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add celery and carrots along with broccoli florets. Cover and let it boil, until carrots and broccoli florets are tender. Add cooked barley, canned tomatoes, garlic and marjoram. Let it simmer for another minute or two. Season it with salt and pepper.

#7. Zucchini and egg soup

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This low-calorie soup takes only minutes to prepare from start to finish. It's packed with vitamins and proteins, and is easy to be modified into the perfect vegetarian snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. zucchini, diced and unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 basil leaves (optional)
  • 2 oz. white cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon parsley
  • A few croutons

Method:

Heat oil/butter and garlic in a saucepan until garlic turns golden. Add zucchini and cook for a few minutes. Add boiling water, salt and pepper. Cook gently for about 15 minutes. Break eggs into a warmed soup tureen and add chopped basil, parsley. Grate in cheese if required. Beat well with a fork. Gradually add about a quarter of the soup and mix well, then pour in the rest. Garnish with more grated cheese and freshly made croutons.

#8. Kamut and kidney bean soup

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Both the ingredients make you feel fuller, fire up your metabolism and help you burn fat. That means you can eat a lot of this fibre-loaded soup without consuming any extra calories.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Diced onions
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cubes butternut squashed
  • 2 cloves smashed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • Kidney beans
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Frozen spinach (thawed)
  • Uncooked kamut
  • Low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Method:

Sauté onions, celery and butternut squash in olive oil for 5-7 minutes. After the ingredients soften, add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and sauté for 1 more minute. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, spinach, kamut, vegetable broth and Parmesan cheese (optional). Cover and bring to boil using medium heat. Reduce the heat, let it simmer and stir occasionally, until the kamut is tender. Serve hot.

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#9. Red bell pepper soup

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The red bell pepper soup claims to be low in calories with restrictions on the usage of cream and oil of course. Not only do the bell peppers have a host of health benefits, the pulp in the soup fulfils your sense of hunger too.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz red bell peppers
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 ½ cups strained canned tomatoes.
  • Vegetable broth (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoon chopped basils
  • 1 tablespoon oregano

Method:

Place red bell peppers, onions, garlic, jalapeno and tomatoes in a saucepan with vegetable broth and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the veggies are tender, puree it in a blender. Cool the soup and add the fresh herbs.

#10. Chicken tortilla soup

Health and fitness

This packs in a lot of health benefits and nutrients and is insanely delicious. You can load it with required flavours to transform it into a wholesome and healthy meal.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Carrots and cherries (2 each chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper, 1 jalapeno (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • Cumin, pepper, turmeric and paprika (1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 cup 2% shredded Mexican cheese blend, for garnish
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish

Method:

Take chicken pieces in a large pot and cover with about 1 inch water adding salt. Place on medium-high heat and bring to a boil until internal temperature in thickest part of chicken reaches 165 degrees. Transfer chicken to a large bowl and shred with two forks. Now, heat oil over medium heat in a large pot.

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Add onions and garlic, and cook until translucent. Meanwhile add tomatoes, carrots, green pepper, and jalapeno to a blender and mix until blended but still chunky. Once onions are done, add spices and 1 teaspoon salt to the pot and cook for 1 minute. Add shredded chicken, tomato mixture, chicken broth, corn, beans, and 1/2 cup cilantro. Add 1 cup water if soup is too thick for your taste. Simmer until corn is tender and flavours develop. Add more salt if necessary.

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Instead of hogging over the unhealthy donuts and brownies, simply have a bowl of soup for yourself this winter. Soups coupled with boiled veggies, fruits, nuts or sprouts will definitely help you give up on your cravings and hence have you slimming down. Just tailor the soups to your need and taste and there you go with the outcome.

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