Indulgence no longer has to feel guilty. Go ahead, treat yourself!
I looked online and have found dozens of versions. My mom used to make it like 25 years ago, and none of te recipes seemed to be the version she made. Does anyone know the original version?
I don't know if this is the same one they had 25 years ago, but this is the current Garden Vegetable Soup (contains cabbage) and one cup is -0- points. I think this one is 6 servings. I cook it a little longer than the recipe indicates so that the cabbage has a chance to cook longer. I like it best with chicken stock, not the beef broth. Hope this helps.
Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup
1. In a large saucepan, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, saute carrot, onion, and garlic over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. 2. Add broth, cabbage, beans, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and salt; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered about 15 minutes or until beans are tender. 3. Stir in zucchini and heat 3-4 minutes. Serve hot. **Each serving provides: 0 POINTS!!**
I think the original version also contained tomatoes. Of course you could also add any zero point vegetables that you like.
This version is from 1989
1/4 cup diced onion
2 packets instant chicken broth & seasoning mix
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomatoes
1 tsp fresh parsley
1/4 tsp basil leaves
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups water
Combine onion, broth mix and garlic, cook until onion is transparent, add remaining ingredients except water and cook covered about 10 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook covered about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon remove 1/2 cup vegetables and set aside. In 2 batches puree remaining soup in blender. Add reserved vegetables back in and heat. Makes 2 servings
Have a good day, Sue
I checked on E tools and found this one that goes all the way back to 1969. If it's not the original, then it must be pretty close to it. lol That's 40 years ago!
WW Veggie Soup (1969 Version) Serving Size : 4 3/4 medium head cabbage -- chopped 3 stalks celery -- diced 3 cups tomato juice 2 cups water 1/2 cup dried onions 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons green peppers 1 can French-style green beans -- with juice 1 can mushrooms -- with juice salt and pepper -- to taste Boil together until vegetables are tender.
Yes, now I remember the original had cabbage in it. I joined in 1986 and I think they were still using the 1969 version. I used to call it "cabbage water" like in Willie Wonka. LOL
Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup
46 oz. Can Tomato Juice(1)
7 Tbl. Lemon Juice
2 Tbl. Dehydrated Onion
½ c. Water
2 env. Powdered Beef Boullion
1 tsp. Liquid Artificial Sweetener(2)
½ head Cabbage(3)
Combine 1st six ingredients & bring to a boil. Add cabbage & simmer about 2 hours.
1 We like V8 but it probably changes the point value.
2 Any approved sweetener, measurement equivalent to 2 Tbl. Sugar. Be sure it's safe to boil it, though.
3 What do you do with the other half a head??? We always double the recipe. I keep meaning to try freezing some but we never have enough left.
I don't know where the idea came from but we always serve it with a heaping Tbl. of Cottage Cheese. Not sure if that's Weight Watchers approved or not.
I'm sure the 1980s Vegie version is tasty but I doubt it satisfies that need for comfort food. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for posting this one. With cabbage on sale for St. Patrick's Day this is a good time to make a potful. It freezes well too.
This is from a page of the Weight Watcher magazine. The Creative Kitchen Capers by Annarose Charney.
Basic Soup Recipe
5 c. water
5 packets instant broth & seasoning mix (any flavor) or 5 boullion cubes
5 c. coarsely cut cabbage
2 c. sliced celery
2 teaspoons dehydrated onion flakes
5 c. tomato juice
2 c. canned green beans
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Artificial sweetener to equal 4 teaspoons sugar
Combine first 5 ingredients and cook until vegetables are semisoft. Add the rest except the green beans and cook slowly for 1/2 hour. Add the green beans and cook 15 minutes more.
Some additional notes: Broil 6 or 8 ounces of crumbled ground beef, weigh portion and add to soup.
Add 4 or 6 ounces of leftover chicken or fish. Add No. 4 vegetables to your portion for a very hearty soup at your noon or evening meal. Add leftover No.3 vegetables of any kind.
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