Weight Watchers Soup

The content in this article explains the Weight Watchers program in detail. The details of the current program are exclusively available to the paid members of Weight Watchers.

Weight watchers is popular for its products and services for weight loss. It was founded by Jean Nidetch in 1963. Weight watchers not only helps people to lose weight, but also maintain it. The members are given a weight goal, and after they achieve it, they are put on weight maintenance program for 6 weeks. The members gradually have to increase the food intake. The diet is programmed according to the BMI, and is based on a point system. Every individual is given a number of points they have to incorporate in their diet, on a daily basis. Weight watchers recipes are given points based on the calories and nutrients present in them. Members have to consume those weight watchers diet recipes according to the points assigned to them. Given below are some soup recipes, out of which two have zero points and the third one has only one point. So you can have these soups anytime of the day without worrying about calories.

Recipes to Make a Weight Watchers Soup

Cabbage Soup

Ingredients

  • Non-fat beef broth or non-fat vegetable broth, or non-fat chicken broth, 3 cups
  • Tomato paste, 1 tbsp
  • Chopped carrot, ½ cup
  • Chopped cabbage, 2 cups
  • Garlic cloves, minced, 2
  • Basil, ½ tsp
  • Yellow onion, ½
  • Green beans, ½ cup
  • Chopped zucchini, ½ cup
  • Oregano,½ tsp
  • Salt & pepper

Process

Start this recipe by spraying a medium-sized soup pot with non-stick cooking spray. Sauté the onions, garlic and carrots in it for about 5 minutes. Add green beans, cabbage, tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the mixture for about 5 – 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Then add in zucchini and cook further for about 5 minutes. You can make changes in it by adding or dropping a few ingredients. For example, you can add chopped green onions and drop green beans if you like. This is the nutritional information for this soup.

  • Weight Watchers Points: 0
  • Calories: 21
  • Total Fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrates: 1%
  • Protein: 1%

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • Swiss chard, chopped, 2 cups
  • 2 medium garlic clove, minced
  • Vegetable broth, 6 cups
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium-size carrots, diced
  • 2 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium-size stalk celery, diced
  • Green cabbage, shredded, 2 cups
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • Cauliflower, small florets, 2 cups
  • Broccoli, small florets, 2 cups
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped,
  • Fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp
  • Fresh parsley, or chives, chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Table salt, ½ tsp
  • Black pepper, ¼ tsp

Process

Add vegetables, broth and thyme to a large soup pot, cover it and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover partly and simmer for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add in chives or parsley, salt and pepper; season with lemon juice and serve immediately. This is the nutritional information for this soup.

  • Weight Watchers Points: 0
  • Calories: 63
  • Total Fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrates: 1%
  • Protein: 1%

Scandinavian Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 leeks, white parts only, cut in 1″ pieces
  • 3 onions, diced (about 3 cups)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 3 potatoes with skin on, diced (about 3 cups)
  • 4 carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 ham hock (optional)
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Process

To make this recipe, wash and drain the peas in a strainer. Add peas to a 6 or 8 quart kettle, cover the peas with water and soak overnight. You can make use of a slow cooker if you do not have a kettle. Next day, drain the peas and set aside. Wash the kettle and heat it on medium, add celery, leeks, onions and olive oil to it. Sauté until deep golden, then add in peas along with water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it cook for an hour. If you are using a slow cooker, cook for 4 hours on high heat. After the required time, add in carrots, ham hock, potatoes and thyme, cover and cook on medium heat for about 3 – 5 hours, 6 hours on cooker. Stir occasionally and add water if desired consistency is not achieved. Discard the fat and serve immediately. This is the nutritional information for this soup.

  • Weight Watchers Points: 0
  • Calories: 75
  • Total Fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrates: 5%
  • Protein: 4%

All the above mentioned recipes are healthy and yummy! You do not need to worry about gaining weight if you include these soup recipes in your daily diet. You can also make changes in any of the above recipes, however make sure to crosscheck the ingredients with the weight watchers points list so that you don’t end up adding high calorie ingredients.