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Cabbage Soup: A Nutrient-Rich Comfort Dish

Cabbage Soup: A Nutrient-Rich Comfort Dish

cabbage soup

Embrace the cozy warmth of soup season with a bowl of homemade Cabbage Soup. Celebrated for its heartwarming effects on both body and soul, this cabbage soup recipe stands out for its simplicity and nutritional abundance. Ideal for any mealtime, it's not only a delight to the taste buds but also a hydrating and nourishing choice, rich in essential vitamins such as Vitamin K and C.

Recipe Makeover: Cabbage Soup


  • 1 large cabbage, cored and roughly chopped

  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 2-3 large carrots, coarsely chopped

  • 2-3 stalks of celery, finely chopped

  • 2 cans (15 oz each) organic Northern white beans, drained

  • 1 can (15 oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

  • 2-3 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut aminos

  • Red pepper flakes, onion powder, and garlic salt, to taste

  • 32 oz organic vegetable broth

  • 2-3 cups filtered water, or as needed

Preparation Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot, adding enough water to nearly cover the vegetables.

  2. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat. Partially cover with a lid, allowing a gap for steam to escape, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Let the soup cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Enjoy fresh from the pot for the best flavor.

  • Accompany with whole grain bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

Recommended Storage:

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

  • Freeze in portions for up to 3 months for a quick and easy future meal.

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Nutritional Highlights & Health Benefits:

  • Cabbage: A low-calorie vegetable, rich in vitamins C and K, and known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Carrots: High in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body, supporting eye health.

  • Celery: Provides dietary fiber, promoting digestive health, and is rich in antioxidants.

  • White Beans: A great source of plant-based protein and fiber, supporting heart and digestive health.

  • Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene, an antioxidant with heart health and cancer-preventive properties.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, estimated):
  • Calories: 150-200

  • Protein: 8-10 g

  • Fiber: 6-8 g

  • Fat: 1-2 g

  • Vitamin C: 20-25% DV

  • Vitamin K: 15-20% DV

This wholesome Cabbage Soup recipe is more than just a meal; it's a bowl of comfort packed with health benefits, making it a perfect addition to your meal rotation during the colder months or anytime you seek a nutritious boost.

Disclaimer: This recipe and its nutritional information are provided for general purposes only. Actual nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredients used. Consult a professional for dietary advice tailored to your needs. Enjoy responsibly.

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