Meatless Monday – Cleansing Cabbage Soup

Fill your belly and shed the weight with this healthy and flavorful Cabbage Soup.

My father-in-law loves the cabbage soup diet. You know, that fashionably fibrous diet that has hung on since the ‘80s? Not only for its pound-dropping results but also for its satisfying sweet and savory flavor profile. Whether you are trying to lose weight, detox after the holidays, or just eat healthy, this Cabbage Soup is worth a try. It’s ridiculously easy to assemble, low in calories, and jam-packed with nutrients to boost your immune system.

3 carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick coins
3 stalks celery, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
1 bulb fennel, cut into medium dice
1 onion cut into medium dice
1 small head green cabbage, quartered and chopped into bite-sized pieces
4 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon ground fennel
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 quart V8 Low Sodium juice
2 cups low sodium beef broth
2 cups water

In a very large pot, combine all ingredients and simmer over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.