Zonya's Miracle Soup

"Ever heard of a negative-calorie food? That’s a food that takes more calories to burn than it yields. Hence, the name “Miracle,” because this soup is great for weight loss. Enjoy a bowl with lunch and dinner! A pot lasts several days. This recipe was created by dietitian, Zonya Foco, and is so popular and delicious I had to share. I mean, come on, a soup that actually burns calories. What's not to love? And wait until you taste it."
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  • Add water and Broth to large Stock Pot over medium-high heat.
  • Toss in all your chopped vegetables and other ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower to simmer.
  • Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • SERVE and ENJOY!
  • This recipe makes 16 1-1/2 cup servings.
  • With the optional salt added, each serving has 70 calories with 0 calories from fat. It has 0 g fat, 4 g Fiber, 0 mg Cholesterol. 470 mg Sodium, 2 g Protein, 16 g Total Carbohydrates, and 10 g Sugar.
  • Before experimenting with the soup, I suggest you make the first batch exactly to get the nutritional values, and to also see how you really will not need to improve on it. It is delicious, it has some bite from the spices, it is filling and has no annoying cabbage taste, It is really comforting and full of flavor.
  • For the Soup mix, I use Lipton's Recipe Selects. They come in a box with two 10 ounce envelopes. For the cabbage, use a food processor or buy in a bag pre-shredded. 4 cups is about 1/2 head of a large cabbage. Where I live it is hard to find the Tomato Juice, but it is made by Campbell's. Sacramento brand has too much sodium. However, I find that the Vegetable Broth/Stock works just fine and is easier to get. For the canned tomatoes, you can also use canned Stewed tomatoes if they're available in low sodium.
  • Perfect for Lunch or Dinner when dieting with Low-Fat wheat crackers or a sandwich, and some sliced fruit.

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Have no qualms about dining out, but really love getting into the zone and making delicious home-cooked food. I wish more people in my generation cooked. I find it alarming how many don't anymore.
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