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Zero Point Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup is one of those recipes that has been around forever. Packed with vegetables, this soup is healthy, delicious, and the perfect thing to have when you're hungry. It's a favorite Weight Watchers soup along with this Weight Watchers Taco Soup and WW Cabbage Soup.
One of my favorite strategies in WW is to have a zero point frozen soup in the freezer. It saves me when I'm hungry or when I need a quick meal. This zero-point vegetable soup is one of my all-time favorites to keep in the freezer and is the best garnish or between food snacks. It is abundant, super healthy and with zero points, it is something that you can enjoy at any time.
If you've been a part of WW for some time, you've heard all about zero point soup. It's been a favorite recipe for years and an option for almost anyone who follows Weight Watchers or anyone who follows a healthy diet. Almost everyone I know has their own version, packed with all their favorite vegetables.
My personal version uses a combination of tomatoes and chicken stock to add tons of flavor. I use Italian seasonings to enhance the flavor, and then add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, cabbage, green beans, peas, and corn. I also usually throw zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli and some chickpeas or lentils when I want it to be more abundant.
With the new myWW plan, this soup is only zero points on the Blue and Purple plans. In the green plan, you have 2 smart points of peas and corn. Leave them out for a zero point option.
Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup Recipe Ideas
- Make it spicy: While sautéing the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, add some red pepper flakes. You can also add some diced jalapeños.
- Try new vegetables: This soup can be made with any vegetables you like or have on hand. Just pay attention to the cooking time. Quick cook vegetables should be added later so they do not soften too much.
- Add Protein – To make this soup more filling, consider adding a little protein. Consider using chickpeas, lentils, or cannellini beans to keep you vegetarian. You can also add chicken breast, ground turkey, or shrimp and still have a delicious zero-point soup. You could even add both! Just be aware that you may need a little extra broth.
- More tomato flavor: To get more tomato flavor, you have a couple of options. First, you can add additional tomato paste. That adds a rich tomato flavor. Another option is to add mixed canned tomatoes. Finally, you can use a bouillon cube with tomato or tomato and chicken.
- Spices: To keep things simple, I opted to use a little Italian seasoning in this soup. If you prefer more kicks, you can swap out any of your favorite spices or spice blends. Fresh herbs are also great.
- Make it with tomato juice or v8: Some people like to trade tomato juice or v8 for chicken broth. You can use half and half or go with all the juice.
- Ranch or taco seasoning: Another way to pack extra flavor is with store-bought ranch or taco seasoning. This is a popular trick to add a lot of extra flavor. Onion soup mix and vegetable soup mix also work.
How to freeze Weight Watchers vegetable soup?
Vegetable soup is a great freezer option and will last up to 6 months. Personally, I like to freeze my soup in individual servings to make it easier to take and carry meals. For best results, be sure to let the soup cool completely before putting it in the freezer. These soup cup “ice cube” trays are one of my favorites as you can freeze the portions and then take them out of the silicone mold and place them in a plastic bag for easy storage.
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Can I make a WW vegetable soup in the slow cooker?
This soup can be easily adapted to make in the slow cooker. Add everything except green beans, corn, and peas to the slow cooker. Simmer for 3.5 hours. Open and add the green beans, peas, and corn. Let cook for 30 minutes more or until the green beans are well cooked but not soft. Test and season as necessary.
What other vegetables can I add to this soup?
There are tons of options to add vegetables to this soup and the sky is the limit. Some favorites include butternut squash, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers. These can be added with cabbage as they take longer to cook. Also, I like to add vegetables like zucchini, summer squash, asparagus, peas, broccoli, or cauliflower.
How to make vegetable soup more abundant?
A common complaint about this zero-point soup is that it just doesn't keep you full for long. For a more abundant soup, you will want to add protein, fiber or both to make it more abundant. Some options include beans, lentils, or edamame. You can also add lean protein like roast chicken, ground turkey, or turkey sausage. Another option is to have pasta, rice, couscous or quinoa. For all of these options, you may need to add a little extra broth to the soup.
How many calories are in a healthy vegetable soup?
This vegetable soup has 147 calories for a 1.5-cup serving. Generally speaking, vegetable soup has between 100 and 200 calories per cup.
Zero Point Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup
PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 25 minutes TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes
- Cooking spray
- 1 U onion, diced
- 2 U-shaped celery stalks, diced
- 2 U carrots, diced
- 4 U minced garlic cloves
- 4 cups of chopped cabbage
- 1 cup chopped green beans
- 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 U bay leaves
- 4 cups chicken broth (more if necessary)
- 28 oz. Fire-roasted diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
- 1 cup peas (frozen or canned)
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Spray a large pot with cooking spray.
Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the onion begins to become translucent. If the vegetables start to burn, add a few tablespoons of water or broth.
Add cabbage, green beans, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Add chicken stock, canned tomatoes, and tomato paste. Simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
Add the corn and the peas. Cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
Depending on the broth you use, you may need to increase the flavor. Consider adding a little extra chicken or vegetable broth. You may also need a little extra broth depending on how much is cooked during the cooking process.