Cabbage soup is the ultimate diet food. It is filling and cheap and low in calories. The potatoes and beans add a little more heft, but still this is a great way to stick to those new year's resolutions. My estimate is about 200 calories per bowl.
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, medium
3 potatoes, diced
4 cups stock
1 cup pinto beans
1/2 head cabbage, thinly sliced
3 carrots, julienned
1 tsp parsley
grated parmesan for a garnish (omit for vegan)
Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add garlic and onion and saute until onions are soft. Add the potatoes and 2 cups of stock along with a little salt and pepper. Bring the water to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes, covered. Once potatoes are very tender, carefully puree with and immersion blender until very smooth. (You may want to let the soup cool a bit!) Add 2 cups of stock and stir in cabbage, beans, parsley and carrots and bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
Serve hot and garnish with Parmesan cheese.