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4 Easy and Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss

Trying to shed off that extra weight? Quit your sugary foods and grab a bowl full of nutrients today! It is a difficult task for food enthusiasts to completely quit eating those lip-smacking dishes and switch to lifeless fluids, but hey what if I share with you some amazing soup recipes.



Do soups work?

Yes!! It does work wonders to your body, research has shown that eating soup may help you eat less overall and, consequently, help in losing weight. This makes sense as any time you severely limit the types of food you consume, you are less likely to overindulge in consuming any type of unhealthy food.

Regular consumption of healthy soups can lower your body mass index (BMI) and is an ideal option for a short term weight loss process, further it helps to keep your skin healthy and glowing.


Start with home-cooked and clear soup recipes. Clear soups tend to be pure and contain an abundance of proteins which will not only help in building and repairing your tissues but will also provide a lot of energy to your body.


Here is a list of a few low-calorie soup recipes that will definitely help you in reducing weight :


Tomato Soup






Tomato soup for weight loss

The most popular soup not only because of the nutritional value it offers but also the rich and tangy taste. Adding some fresh cream and delicious croutons make it more relishing.


  • Preparation time - 20 min

  • Nutrient value - per serving

Energy: 70 cal

Protein - 3gm

Carbs- 7 gm

Fiber - 2 gm

  • Ingredients

Tomato puree - 2 cups

Chopped onions - ½ cups

Pepper - ¼ tbsp

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp

Butter - 1 tbsp

Bread croutons - ½ cup

Chopped coriander - 1 tbsp

  • Method -

Take a pan and pour 1 tbsp butter.

Add chopped onions and stir fry for some time.

Now, add ginger garlic paste to the pan.

When all the ingredients are cooked add tomato puree to it.

Put the pan on low flame and keep stirring for a while.

Now, add water and give it a boil.

Keep stirring occasionally.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and bread croutons and serve hot.



Mix Veg Soup



It is a perfect combination of a variety of seasonal vegetables which increases the nutrition content of the soup and also makes it appetizing.

  • Preparation time - 20 min

  • Nutrient value - per serving

Energy- 56 cal

Protein - 1.2 gm

Carbohydrates - 5 gm

Fiber - 2 gm

  • Ingredients

Mix vegetables of your choice - 2 cups

Chopped onions and tomatoes - 1 cup

Chopped bell pepper - 1 cup

Butter - 1 tbsp

Pepper and some herbs

  • Method -

Take a pan and add 1 tbsp butter.

Add chopped onions and saute them for a minute until they turn golden brown.

Now, add bell pepper and saute it well along with the onions.

Add all the vegetables and saute them as well.

Add half a cup of water and let the veggies get cooked.

Add aromatic herbs to intensify the flavor.

Let the mixture cool.

After the mixture is cooled, blend it to get a thickened texture.

Now, add another tbsp butter and let the mixture simmer for about 10 mins.

Serve hot by adding salt and pepper.


Cabbage and Corn Soup



Corn lovers will love this healthy variation in their favorite sweet corn soup. Prepared with only a few ingredients this soup will make you crave more.


  • Preparation time - 10 min

  • Nutrient value - per serving

Energy - 120 cal

Protein - 3 gm

Carbs - 24 gm

Fiber - 2.5 gm

  • Ingredients

Sweet corn kernels - 1 cup

Vegetables ( both boiled and blended) - 2 cups

Chopped cabbage - 1 cup

Water - 4 cup

Milk - 2 cups

Pepper and Salt


  • Method -

Take a pan and add sweet corn kernels with water.

Cover the lid of the pan and cook for at least 10 minutes till the corn becomes tender.

Now, add cabbage and the boiled vegetables and let the mixture simmer for some more time.

Add milk for obtaining a creamy texture.

If you like Chinese, You may also add sauces and vinegar to the mixture instead of milk to make it a proper Chinese delight.


Spinach Soup





Rich in iron, and high in fibre contents, spinach soup is nutrient and easy to make.


  • Preparation time - 20 min

  • Nutrient value - per serving

Energy - 60 cal

Protein - 3.8 gm

Carbs - 7 gm

Fiber - 2 gm

  • Ingredients

Spinach - 3 cups (boiled and blended)

Garlic and ginger paste - 2 tbsp

Chopped onions - ¼ cup

Toned milk - 2 cups

Water - 1 cup

Pepper and Salt

  • Method -

Heat the butter in a pan, add onions and saute for some time.

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute some more time.

Now, add spinach, water and let it simmer on a medium flame for about 10 minutes.

Add milk to procure the creamy texture.

Stir until it gives a boil and then add salt and pepper.

Serve hot and enjoy!





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