Of course, while I am sure you all know this, it still needs to be said—this is not a magic Weight Loss Soup! It only helps you lose weight if you combine it with ongoing healthy eating and exercise. But even if you don't want to lose weight, this soup is packed full of good-for-you veggies, and is a great addition to your soup repertoire.
Simply chop up some vegetables and sauté them in garlic.
Add broth and tomato paste.
Then add the seasoning, cabbage, and beans.
Finally, add your zucchini.
Simmer for a bit, then ladle into soup bowls or individual plastic food containers for a quick lunch at work that won't have you heading for the food court.
Non-stick cooking spray (I use Pam Canola Oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (or a handful of baby carrots, sliced)
1/2 cooking onion, thinly sliced
4 cups beef broth (I use a whole carton of Campbell's Beef Broth with reduced salt)
1 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
3 cups cabbage, chopped (approx. 1/2 small cabbage)
3/4 cup green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 small zucchinis, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Spray bottom of large pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add garlic, onion, and carrots, and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add broth and tomato paste, then stir to combine.
Add seasoning, cabbage, and beans, bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer with lid on for 7 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Add zucchini and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.