Weight Loss Magic Soup

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Weight Loss Magic Soup is the perfect recipe to a healthier you in 2022! If you are looking to drop a few pounds this low-calorie, high-fiber soup is healthy, flavorful, and really fills you up!

A bowl of Weight loss magic soup with vegetables and parsley

Weight Loss Soup

Weight Loss Magic Soup is a combination of a couple of weight loss soup recipes that have been around for years – Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup and the Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe. We added kidney beans for protein to help feel fuller for a longer period of time. Feel free to add or subtract vegetables to your taste. The benefit of this soup is that it tastes great and it really does help you lose weight.

Why is it Called “Magic Soup”?

We call this soup “magic” because we have all incorporated it in our diets at one point in another with terrific results! It’s so much more than a bland cabbage soup or vegetable soup. It is hearty, flavorful and keeps you full and on track with healthy eating.

Do I Only Eat This Weight Loss Soup? All Day, Every Day?

No. You still need to get a healthy amount of calories in (about 1,200 a day) to lose weight at a healthy rate. For best results here’s what we have found to work:

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, focusing on lean proteins.
  2. Eat a bowl of Weight Loss Magic Soup for lunch.
  3. Have another bowl of the delicious vegetable soup for an afternoon snack.
  4. Then, at dinnertime, eat a bowl of the weight loss soup along with a serving of lean protein and a serving of whole grain, for example a 4-ounce chicken breast and ½ cup of brown rice.
  5. Drink plenty of water during the day to stay hydrated.
  6. Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 or more days a week for maximum results.
Weight Loss Magic Soup in a crock pot

Will I Gain All My Weight Back Afterwards?

It’s important to note that we don’t recommend following this strict diet for more than seven days. After a week, be sure to maintain a healthy diet, having this soup intermittently until you reach your desired weight. Think of this as a positive kick-off to your diet, a way to shed pounds and gain some confidence as you continue your lifestyle change. A great way to help with portion control is to eat a bowl of soup before you eat your regular meal. The soup will fill your stomach with healthy vegetables, and you will feel less hungry during your meal.

How Many Calories are in Weight Loss Magic Soup?

Each cup of Weight Loss Magic Soup has only 57 calories! It is such a satisfying way to get your vegetables in for the day. If you are worried about sodium content, feel free to use low-sodium V8 or even use tomato juice (homemade or store bought). You can also use fresh veggies instead of canned or low-sodium broths to reduce sodium as well.

Nutrition information per cup

  • 57 calories
  • 11 carbs
  • 0 fat
  • 4 protein
  • 225 sodium
Weight Loss Magic Soup in a bowl next to a crock pot

How Long Does Weight Loss Magic Soup Last?

This Weight Loss Magic Soup recipe makes about 20 cups of soup, so you will have plenty to eat all week long. It stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to seven days, and freezes beautifully. Make a double or triple batch and store in the freezer for up to three months.

Substitutions for Weight Loss Soup

  • Vegetables: You can substitute any vegetable really. Just try to avoid starch ones like potatoes, peas or corn if you can. Kale, spinach and celery are delicious and filling substitutions.
  • Chicken broth: Beef broth or vegetable broth can be used instead of chicken broth. Feel free to use low sodium broth or make your own.
  • Protein: We use kidney beans in our recipe to add some protein to this soup. White beans, pinto beans, black beans, or red beans can also be used and the calorie count will stay the same. You can also use lean ground beef or ground turkey, but keep in mind that the calorie count will go up.
Bowl of Weight Loss Magic Soup in white bowl with vegetables in background

Can I Make This Soup In My Instant Pot?

We received a comment from Samantha, who made this soup in her Instant Pot (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.). Thank you for sharing this, Samantha! This is how she made it:

“I did it in the instant pot! I sauteed the onions, garlic, carrots, green beans and mushrooms in olive oil. Then added broth and gave it a good stir to scrape up bits. I added Kale instead of cabbage and cooked it 5 minutes. Quick release, add zucchini and stir. Add tomatoes last and don’t stir. Cook another 5 minutes and quick release. I didn’t add beans or tomato juice. I sprinkled it with parmesan and it was wonderful!”

Spices and Herbs to Use for Seasoning

In addition to the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and the seasonings in the diced tomatoes and V-8 juice, you can add any of the following additional seasonings:

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning

This Soup Recipe Has A LOT of Veggies. Am I Going to be, You Know, Running to the Bathroom Often?

If this is something you’re worried about, or if you find yourself hitting up the bathroom too much for your liking, eat the soup along with some whole-what toast, brown rice or even a banana. That should help!

More Healthy Soup Recipes

  • Chicken and Rice Soup: The ease of preparing this Chicken and Rice Soup is only outweighed by how good it tastes. The seasonings slowly cook into the chicken, vegetables, and broth making every bite delicious.
  • Black Bean Soup: Hearty and satisfying, this black bean soup can be thrown together in under thirty minutes but tastes like it’s been simmering all day.
  • Vegetable Beef Soup: This soup is full of savory ground beef and hearty vegetables. One of the easiest soups to throw together on a busy, chilly day, and always a family favorite!
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of those comfort foods I constantly crave during the winter months, even into spring. Tender chunks of chicken and spices simmer together, making the house smell heavenly.

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Weight Loss Magic Soup

4.97 from 100 votes
Weight Loss Magic Soup is the perfect recipe to a healthier you in 2019! If you are looking to drop a few pounds this low-calorie, high-fiber soup is healthy, flavorful, and really fills you up!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cups



  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker



  • In a large frying pan sprayed with cooking spray, sauté garlic, onions, carrots, and mushrooms for about 5 minutes. 
    Cooking Vegetables for Soup
  • In a large crockpot, combine sautéed garlic and vegetables with the remaining ingredients. 
    Adding remaining soup ingredients to slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until vegetables are fork-tender.
    Cooking Soup in a Slow Cooker
    This makes a large batch of soup. If you would like to freeze portions of it to use later, undercook the vegetables just a little. Pour the soup into freezer Ziplock bags and let as much air out as you can. Lay the bags flat on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once the soup is frozen flat, it is easy to layer in your freezer and won’t take up much room. To thaw, place the bag in the fridge for 24 hours and then reheat.
    A bowl of Weight loss magic soup with vegetables and parsley


*You can also use low-sodium V-8 juice, tomato juice, vegetable juice, or homemade tomato juice.  Try our Homemade Canned Tomato Juice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cupCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 225mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1855IUVitamin C: 22.9mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1.5mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    Adaptable and delicious, I have been making this soup for years! Sometimes to help me get my health choices back on track and other times just because I honestly love it. I never use V8 (I sub 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce plus 2 C water), add probably double the italian herbs, and at least 1/4 tsp if not 1/2 of crushed red pepper. The red pepper doesn’t make it spicy; just flavorful. This week I didn’t have mushrooms but subbed extra zucchini and added yellow squash. Also cooked up some ditalini on the side for those who wanted to add a scoop of pasta to their soup (not aiming for weight loss there). So easy and so good!

  2. I made this with some revisions (what I had here) and in a regular pot vs a slow cooker. I didn’t have V8. So I used more chic broth. I used stewed tomatoes instead of diced. I sautéed the mushrooms, garlic, onion, celery and carrots. Used the kidney beans, green beans, kidney beans. I used a salt substitute seasoning and Italian seasoning. It’s extremely tasty! Hope it works!

  3. 5 stars
    I really like the soup. I added some spices that I like. I will make it just because it tastes so good! I was on it for 7 days and lost 5 pounds. I am happy with the results.

  4. I cannot rate it yet because I have not fixed it yet. Is there a particular meal plan that goes along with this?

  5. 5 stars
    Love this soup, but I like it spicy. I pretty much follow the ingredients except for a couple things. Instead of cutting up cabbage, I use a bag of shredded Cole slaw mix to save time. I also use spicy V-8 and add about a 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes. I also make it in my Instant Pot, using the sauté function to sauté the onions, carrots, garlic and mushrooms, then add the remaining ingredients and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes – quick release. It’s great as is or topped with a sprinkling of shredded Parmesan cheese. Perfect for cold days!

  6. 5 stars
    This is the first time I’ve ever commented on a recipe before. I’m a pretty picky eater and as a college student it’s pretty hard to find foods that I like and that fit my budget. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this at first but decided to try it since I’m trying to lose weight. It’s SO GOOD. I put carrots, onions, celery, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas, and shredded cabbage in mine. I cooked it on the stove, so I sauteed the mushrooms, onion, garlic, carrots, and celery first, and then combined everything else and simmered it on the stove for about two hours. My version was a bit different from the original recipe, as I skipped the squash and kidney beans and substituted other vegetables for them, but this soup is so versatile that any vegetable would be great with it! It didn’t break my budget either for the amount that it makes. It really is magic soup!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a few times and have landed on the following changes that my family thinks is the best: 1. exchanged snap peas for the zucchini 2. Added ground turkey. 3. Exchanged small round potatoes cut in half for the squash. 4. Used 3 cups chicken broth, 2 cups V-8 and 2 cups Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix. It was fabulous with a little zing to it!

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