Homemade Vegetable Soup for Weight Loss

Ready for the best vegetable soup there is? Well, here it is! Soup can be a big part of losing weight as outlined here and here. Pay careful attention to the pictures to the left to insure all your sliced vegetables are the correct size.  Also remember to discard both ends of all your vegetables.

Vegetable Soup Ingredients

Vegetable Soup Ingredients

Vegetable Soup Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Onion

2 Stalks Celery

2 Leeks

1 Carrot

1 Turnip

1 Red Potato

1 16oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes

3 Scallion Onions

1 Teaspoon Thyme (dried)

1 Teaspoon Marjoram Leaves (dried)

1 Teaspoon Salt

8 Cups Chicken Broth (unsalted)

2 Cups Fresh Green Beans

1 Zucchini Squash

1 Yellow Squash

Vegetable Soup Equipment

Vegetable Soup Equipment

Vegetable Soup Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

Soup Pan With Lid

Sharp Chopping Knife

Carrot Peeler Cutting Board

Wooden Spoon

Soup Ladle

Measuring Spoons

Measuring Cups

Slicing OnionCutting Celery

Onion and Celery

Onion and Celery

First Step: Onion and Celery

Before you start make sure all the vegetables are thoroughly washed.

Chop  your onion and celery into bite size pieces and place them in the  pan.

Cutting LeeksBreaking Leeks

Adding Olive Oil

Adding Olive Oil and Leeks

Second Step: Adding Leeks and Olive Oil

First cut the dark green end of the leeks off. Cut the 2 leeks and separate each of their rings as shown in the picture to the left. Then place them in the pan. After this add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Set the pan on the burner at low heat and stir occasionally until the vegetables have been thoroughly sautéed.

Chopping CarrotsChopping Turnip

Chopping PotatoCarrot, Leeks and Potatoes

Carrot, Leek, and Potato

Third Step: Chopping More Ingredients

Peel the carrot and turnip, then cut them along with the potato into chunks.

Cooked Leeks and OnionsAdding TomatoAdding Carrot, Turnip, and Potato

Adding Tomato, Carrot, Turnip, and Potato

Forth Step: Adding More Vegetables


Combine can tomatoes, carrot, turnip, and potato with the sautéed vegetables. Then place the lid on your pan and cook this through for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

All in the PotCooked

Adding Chicken Broth

Adding Chicken Broth

Fifth Step: Adding Chicken Broth

Once the vegetables have cooked through add the chicken broth.

Adding MarjoramAdding Salt

Adding Scallion Onions

Adding Marjoram, Salt, Scallion Onions, and Thyme

Sixth Step: Adding The Spices

Now add these ingredients:

1 Teaspoon Marjoram Leaves (dried)

1 Teaspoon Thyme (dried)

1 Teaspoon Salt

3 Chopped Scallion Onions

Adding Green Beans, Zucchini, and Squash

Adding Green Beans, Zucchini, and Squash

Seventh Step: Adding More Vegetables

Cut your green beans into bite size chunks discarding the ends. Then chop the zucchini and yellow squash. Once you have done this add these vegetables to the soup. Cook these for 15 minutes with a lid on your saucepan.

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Now Enjoy your homemade vegetable soup! 🙂