When I first started this blog, I developed a recipe for Cabbage Soup and it was really good, but needed updating. This time around, I was looking for a way to make the soup healthier. In this recipe, that included reducing the sugar. As part of my #GoodbyeSugar30 Challenge in partnership with SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, I chose to replace the brown sugar. Unlike other sweeteners, SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener nas no bitter aftertaste and zero calories.
I was also able to reduce the amount of oil AND discovered a thickener that just makes this soup so smooth. That thickener is tapioca flour (also known as tapioca starch). The best part about this entire recipe? It’s just 80 calories per serving.
This soup is literally packed with cabbage and flavor. The ingredients are simple: Cabbage and onions sauteed in just 2 tsp of oil, crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock and seasoned with salt, pepper and Tabasco. The SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener really helps balance things out. The very last addition is a slurry made from the abovementioned Tapioca Flour/Starch and vegetable broth. It comes together in about 30 minutes. That’s what I love. Quick and easy meals.
Because this soup is so low in calories, I like to enjoy it with a piece of homemade garlic toast. That’s a hearty lunch!
This soup freezes amazingly well and makes about 8-10 servings. I like mine a bit on the thicker side, but you can stretch this recipe even further by adding more vegetable broth. I prefer low-sodium so that you can adjust the seasoning to your personal taste.
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