My signature diet soup can also be transformed into a hearty vegetable stew with one simple step. At any rate, it is low in calories which means that an average person can pretty well eat as much of it as desired without fear of gaining new weight. (Some people will have different experiences than others with this soup/stew.).
I believe the key to this soup/stew’s efficacy is the high fiber content and the fact that most vegetables contain a high amount of water which is non-caloric. For example, a whole measured cup of cabbage comes in at only 25 calories.
Here are the ingredients:
1 medium to large white potato
2 sticks celery
1 Green Bell pepper
1 medium to large onion
Shred the cabbage — chop the rest of the vegetables into bite sized pieces.
In a stovetop steamer, steam the vegetables for 15 minutes or until all are tender.
Remove the steamed vegetables to a pot big enough to hold it all.
Add to the vegetables enough beef stock to cover them.
Bring the vegetables and the beef stock to a boil and when boiling, reduce the heat to simmer until everything is heated through.
Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste … add garlic powder if you like it — about a tablespoon should do the trick.
You can turn this soup into a stew by using less broth in the vegetable mixture.
If you like Cajun or Creole flavorings you can add some prepared regional ethnic seasonings found at the local grocery.
If you don’t have a steamer, you can boil the vegetables until tender and add the broth after you have drained the water off the boiled vegetables.