This loaded Vegetable Diet Soup is, like the name, loaded with veggies and good-for-you fiber like kidney beans and barley. It's low in calories and super filling, making it my go-to lunch when I'm watching what I'm eating.
Loaded Vegetable Diet Soup-- I mentioned in my last post that I've lost 11 lbs in the past 3 weeks and I'm pretty excited about it. This is the first time since having babies that I've had success with diet and exercise. Previously, every time I'd try to lose some of the baby weight I'd have a really good first week, lose motivation, and be frustrated a week later. No good.
This time has been different because I'm actually doing it with a group of friend and we're able to keep each other in check and on track. The accountability has been huge for me! Aside from that I've cut out all refined sugars and flours, upped the fruit, veggies, and water intake, and am exercising 6 days a week. It probably sounds a little harsh, but so far it's worked! I don't intend on this being a permanent, everyday change for me but I figure I can do it for 8 weeks, lose some weight, maintain for a bit and hit it again until I'm down to where I want to be! Woot woot!
This "diet soup" has been a staple for me the past few weeks and I'm not sick of it yet! Its FULL of vegetables and has the addition of kidney beans and barely so that it keeps you full and satisfied. It's been my go-to lunch when I'm not in the mood for salad and want something hot and comforting. And since a single cup (8 oz) is only 80 calories you can eat until you're full and stay full! Yay!
If there's interest, I may do a post on the specifics of what I'm doing and eating to lose weight. Let me know what you think!
Want more easy soup recipes?
- Instant Pot Lentil Soup
- Slow Cooker Green Salsa Soup
- Roasted Tomato, Corn and Zucchini Soup
- Cauliflower Chowder
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon
Loaded Vegetable Diet Soup
- 1 tablespoons Olive oil
- 1 whole medium onion chopped
- 8 ounces white mushrooms
- 3 whole stalks celery chopped
- 2 whole small carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cups low-sodium V8 or tomato juice
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 14.5 ounces Italian Seasoned Diced Tomatoes Undrained
- 14.5 ounces kidney beans drained
- 2 whole medium zucchini chopped
- 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans cut
- ¼ cup pearl barley
- hot sauce to taste-- I use 1 teaspoon
- Saute onion, mushrooms, carrots, and celery in olive oil and salt until the vegetables are just tender.
- Stir in garlic, Italian seasoning, V8, chicken broth, tomatoes, kidney beans, zucchini, green beans and pearl barley and bring to a simmer.
- Cook at a low simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the barley and all the veggies are tender. Season to taste with hot sauce and serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Luis Co says
Hello! I like your recipe. I really think this soup is great for a diet. Now I eat right and I advise you. And the app helps me keep track of my nutrition, which you can find out about here unimeal weight loss story. This video will definitely motivate you to take action. I advise you to watch it! Good luck to you!
Joe Hilary01 says
Thank you for this recipe. I will try this soup. Now I am looking for food that will not affect my weight. Because I can't lose weight. Does anyone have any good weight loss tips?
Thank you, this is very tasty. I am now in search of dietary food because I have a problem with being overweight. I think proper nutrition will help me. Hopefully, there will be more dietary advice. I want to lose weight.
Dawn Slagowski says
Very tasty recipe! A diet soup I don't get tired of.
This is a great recipe! It's different than the other ones because they all have cabbage and some kind of packaged dried soup mix. I love the addition of zucchini and fresh green beans for a change. The best part of this soup is the kidney beans and the barley! It gives it the heartiness the other soups were missing! What a fantastic idea, who would have thought...
I was wondering how your diet turned out. Did you lose what you wanted to? What else did you eat on the diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I'm sure there is more to it than the soup.
Does anyone have the nutritional value of this soup for tracking purposes?
This looks delicious! Kind of reminds me of a minestrone soup and would be really good with some grated cheese on top. I'll be making this soon!
Heather Cheney says
It does have a taste similar to minestrone and you HAVE to put some cheese on top! 😉
I've been a follower for a while but have never commented - but this time I have to; I'm definitely interested on a blog post (or many) about what you are doing and eating to lose the weight. Thanks! Lisa
Hi Heather, Ditto to what Lisa posted 🙂 I need all the help I can get.