Joy's Life Diet Soup Italian

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 32 mins

If you are apart of the Joy Bauer's Diet this is one of 3 different Life Soup's you should have every day with dinner if you don't have a salad. Since this site makes it so much easier to plan shopping lists I'm adding them here. It's a inexpensive diet feel free to check it out here:

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot coated with non-stick cooking spray, sauté the garlic, onion, celery, and mushrooms over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add the stock, remaining vegetables, canned tomatoes, and bay leaves. If you have chosen one of the dry seasoning blends (Creole or Italian) add it now. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the vinegar and cook an additional 2 minutes. If you have chosen the fresh Garden Herbs seasoning blend, add it now. Remove bay leaves before serving or freezing.
Most Helpful

Super good!I was looking for a soup recipe that called for cabbage and no meat. I stumbled upon your recipe and I'm thrilled that I did. This soup tastes just like a vegetable soup recipe my Grandma used to make. I loved it then and now. I added celery to mine and also some crushed red pepper. Servd with ham and cheese stromboli. Filled us up, but didn't weigh us down. Thanks so much for posting. I'll be making this soup again.

Lucky in Bayview October 27, 2011

Please see my rating system. The directions call for celery, although the ingredients do not include any; I included 3 celery stalks, chopped, as found on another site. Also, it would be helpful to list the ingredients in order of use. The directions should have been modified from the source to reflect the herb choices for this version. This was a bland, low-salt, but very good soup, excellent for an afternoon snack. Can you believe that 2 cups is less than 100 calories?

KateL April 06, 2013