While bulking meals up with low calorie options such as vegetable soup on a regular basis is a great way to load up on nutrition in general, for those wanting to drop a couple of kilos quickly, replacing the heavy meal with a vegetable based soup is a safe way to do it.
The low energy content helps to keep your total calorie intake low, while the bulk prevents you from feeling hungry and deprived the way you would if you were eating very little on a regular diet. It keeps you full for longer time.
For The Stock
- 1 cup roughly chopped onions
- 1 cup roughly chopped potatoes
- 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
- 3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
- 1 cup baked beans
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients (For the stock) in a pressure cooker along with 5 cups of water, mix gently and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Strain the water using a strainer and discard the vegetables. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the onions and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the cabbage and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the stock and boil on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and baked beans and boil again for 8 to 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Add the salt and pepper and mix well.