Cabbage soup gained popularity through the ‘cabbage soup diet’, a radical short-term weight loss diet through the consumption of low-calorie cabbage soup for a seven day period. While the diet was written off as a fad diet, cabbage soup as a natural diuretic is beneficial to the health outside the confines of a diet and should not be dismissed by mere association.
I tend to snack after dinner and thought of switching my snacks with something healthy for a change, while maintaining regular eating habits throughout the day. The original cabbage soup was rather bland so I improvised a little to add a flair of Asian flavors to the broth, inspired by both Vietnamese Pho and Malaysian Soto. It tasted great!
I’m pretty happy with this creation so if you ever find yourself in the midst of a snack attack, opt for this healthy soup instead and see if it works for you.