Weight Loss Soup

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Weight loss soup is the perfect recipe for a healthier you in 2024! If you are looking to drop a few pounds this low-calorie, nutrient-rich, high-fiber soup is healthy, flavorful, and fills you up!

Weight Loss Magic Soup in a crock pot.

Weight loss 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 you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Feel free to add or subtract vegetables to your taste.

We call this soup “magic” because we have all incorporated it into 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 a low-carb, hearty soup that is full of flavor and keeps you satisfied and on track with healthy eating.

Ingredients to make Weight Loss Magic Soup including V8 juice, chicken broth, onion, garlic, mushrooms, green beans, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, cabbage, salt, pepper, kidney beans and diced tomatoes.

Ingredients for Weight Loss Soup

  • Chicken broth – Low-sodium chicken broth gives a flavorful base for the soup. It adds liquid and moisture to the soup.
  • V-8 juice – This is a flavor enhancement filled with all the nutrients from eight ingredients everyone loves.
  • Diced tomatoes – Italian diced tomatoes from a can are poured into the soup. Tomatoes have a rich flavor with a great source of vitamins.
  • Onion – Slice and chop the onion into small pieces.
  • Garlic – Minced garlic cloves have their own health benefits.
  • Mushrooms – Slice the mushrooms into thin slices.
  • Vegetables – Carrots, zucchini, and squash are peeled and sliced in uniform sizes to help them cook and soften at the same time.
  • Green beans – Fresh or frozen green beans work well.
  • Kidney beans – Drained and rinsed thoroughly in a strainer. Add more types of lentils for more protein.
  • Cabbage – Shredded cabbage softens and adds flavor to the base of the soup.
  • Italian seasoning – Adds flavor and seasoning to the weight-loss soup.
Large bowl of Weight Loss Magic Soup garnished with parsley.

How to Benefit from Weight Loss Soup

You still need to get a healthy amount of calories (about 1,200 a day) to lose weight at a healthy rate. For best results follow this diet plan we have found to work!

  1. Breakfast – Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, focusing on lean proteins.
  2. Lunch – Eat a bowl of Weight Loss Magic Soup for lunch.
  3. Snack – Have another bowl of the delicious vegetable soup for an afternoon snack.
  4. Dinner – 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. Water – Drink plenty of water during the day to stay hydrated.
  6. Work out – Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 or more days a week for maximum results.
Weight Loss Magic Soup with a ladle 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. I like to think of this as a positive kick-off to my diet, a way to shed pounds and gain some confidence as I continue with my 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.

Crock pot with tomato broth, sliced zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms and spoon.

Substitutions for Weight Loss Soup

Vegetables – You can substitute any vegetable. 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.

Placing a lid on a crock pot full of Weight Loss Magic Soup.

Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup

We received a comment from Samantha, who made this soup in her Instant Pot. Thank you for sharing this, Samantha! Read her review on how she made the weight-loss soup in the instant pot!

“I did it in the instant pot! I sauteed the onions, garlic, carrots, green beans, and mushrooms in olive oil. Then, I added broth and gave it a good stir to scrape up bits. I added Kale instead of cabbage and cooked it for 5 minutes. Quick release, add zucchini and stir. Add tomatoes last and don’t stir. Cook another 5 minutes and quickly 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
Large bowl of Weight Loss Magic Soup with spoon on the side.

“Wow!! Just made this! I’ve never made soup before and it tastes AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!”


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does weight loss soup last?

This weight-loss 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 it in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I eat weight-loss soup for every meal?

It is always good to have a variety of meals each day. This is a great way to start a healthy new year and diet but is also good to have variations of meals for more nutritional value.

How much weight can I expect to lose with weight-loss soup?

The amount of weight loss varies for each person. There are several variables to consider when using this weight-loss soup. Some examples are exercise, hydration, and body structure or type. These can all have an effect on the amount of weight you can lose and how quickly you lose it.

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Weight Loss Magic Soup in a crock pot.

Weight Loss Soup

5 from 248 votes
Weight Loss Soup is the perfect recipe to a healthier you in 2023! 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 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cups



  • Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)



  • In a large frying pan sprayed with cooking spray, saute garlic, onions, carrots, and mushrooms for about 5 minutes. 
    Skillet with sautéed mushrooms, carrots and onion. Wooden spoon on the side.
  • In a large crockpot, combine sauteed garlic and vegetables with the remaining ingredients. 
    Crock pot with tomato broth, sliced zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms and spoon.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until vegetables are fork-tender.
    Placing a lid on a crock pot full of Weight Loss Magic Soup.
    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.
    Weight Loss Magic Soup in a crock pot.


*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. 4 stars
    My mom worked for Weight Watcher’s many years ago and she would make this soup with tiny veal meatballs and it was scrumptiously delicious!!! I loved it then and I love it now.

  2. 5 stars
    I have this recipe from childhood that my mom used to make. Her recipe states at the bottom, “no vegetable or seasoning is off limits. Feel free to add any vegetable or seasoning to your liking.”
    I remembered this soup when trying to come up with diabetic, heart healthy, no or at least low sodium foods. I’m hoping to come up with a good version which is still packed full of flavor! Thanks for posting!

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