So, I am, unfortunately dealing with yet another health issue. My foot. I'm not sure yet what the treatment will entail, but there's a fairly good chance I'm going to have to have surgery. I am currently needing to stay off of it which impacts my life in many negative ways. My job for one. My boss is understanding, but not THIS understanding and who can blame him? If I can't do my job, I can't do my job. I'm waiting on an appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon and will know more then.
Second, if I'm not active, it is VERY difficult for me to lose weight, which means that starting TODAY, I am counting calories and going to be very strict about what I'm eating. I have come too far to gain the weight back and losing weight is important when it comes to my foot anyway. The less I weight, the less strain is on my foot. I'm sure the years of being morbidly obese and working on my feet did not help my situation.
That being said, Cabbage Soup is my friend when it comes to calories. I like to make a big batch and eat a bowl before meals or as a snack. I "cheat" a little and use the store brand of Onion Soup Mix. I'm a bit of a fan in certain recipes like my 3 Ingredient Veggie Burgers!
As I said in the burger recipe post, there is no need to shame me, warn me or tell me how you would never use this product. That's fine. We all have our own comfort levels when it comes to food and I choose to use this product now and then. If you don't, feel free to use this recipe as a substitute for the soup mix. Negative comments about my food choices will only lead me to care less and less about sharing recipes with you on this blog and I am VERY serious about that!
I digress. Back to the Cabbage Soup Recipe. Get your largest soup pot for this since it makes a lot! This recipes is adapted from the famous Cabbage Soup Diet recipe.
You can use any non-starchy veggies you have on hand and mix up the spices.
1 cup of the soup has around 30 calories. I like to eat two cups at a time.