Marmie's No Cabbage Fat Burning Soup

"This is a very easy recipe that I have changed over the years, but originally it came from a hospital I worked at and was used to help overweight patients lose weight before surgery. I make it because my whole family loves it and it is so low in calories it is pretty much a free food when I am dieting. I do not care for cabbage in soup so this suits us just fine! I have made it in the crock pot as well with great success. There is a 'diet meal plan' that goes with the original recipe if anyone is interested.. This freezes wonderfully, so I put some of it in small personal sized containers and thaw as required for my hubby and my self for lunches. Servings are estimated, it makes a large pot full. I hope you like it!"
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
1 dutch oven full


  • 2 lbs carrots, chopped (I often use the little baby carrots for quickness)
  • 2 green peppers, Chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, Chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, Chopped
  • 2 cups green beans (I like french cut frozen green beans or 2 Cups fresh green beans, but you could use 2 cans of green )
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped (I prefer 3 cups of fresh tomatoes peeled and chopped if I have time)
  • 1 (40 g) package vegetable soup mix (optional, can be added toward the end of simmering.. more calories, carbs and sodium and may not be )
  • 1 liter beef bouillon (optional... but can use vegetable flavor too)
  • 4 cups water (or to quantity desired)
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • herbs, and spices to your personal taste
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's red hot sauce (start with only a bit and add to taste!)


  • Combine all ingredients in a large dutch oven except for soup mix and hot sauce --
  • Bring to boil for 5 min,
  • Reduce heat to simmer for 1 hour or use a slow cooker for about 7 hours.
  • Add soup mix and hot sauce to taste.
  • Simmer 10 more minutes.
  • If you are not dieting some Parmesan or Mozza on top is lovely.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you please send me the 7 day diet meal plan that goes along with the soup. Thanks
  2. How big a Dutch Oven? 3 qt, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8?


  1. Excellent and super easy! Cooks fabulous in crockpot and is a wonderful meal to come home to now that the weather is cooling down. I have made this twice in the last week and the family loves it as well. Only changes I made were to reduce tomatoes to 1 can, added Italian and yellow squash. Used beef broth. Skipped the vegetable soup mix. Highly recommend giving this soup a try.
  2. Hi! Was there adequate weight lost with this soup?


I live on a farm in beautiful Alberta Canada with my husband and children. Between us we have six 'kids' ranging in age from 16 - 26 years old. Now that there are only two of our kids left living at home, I have more time to play around with my real passion; cooking and trying new recipes. I really love it when the kids come home so I can cook for them. I truly enjoy harvesting our massive garden (well, actually it is more my husband Jerry's garden if I am honest.)and putting up preserves every year. We have a great arrangement, he plants and weeds - I cook and can everything edible! It works well for us. My favorite thing is when my husband and I share a glass of wine while I am cooking and have the best visits. Oh so much good food out there and so little waistline to spare! My idea of a nice vacation souvenir is a pile of new and unusual spices to play with! If I don't know what it is.... I just search for it on Recipezaar!!! Way too much fun!
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