100 Calorie Vegetable Soup

This is my staple lunch for fast days. At only 100 calories, it leaves plenty of scope for a tasty dinner, (well, 400 calories anyway) and sees me through until then. The other bonus is that it’s simple – and therefore avoids the temptation to go for something easier and more calorific. I used to do this with a teaspoon of olive oil, but since Hannah started Slimming World and we had to get spray oil in, I tried it with that, and it works fine. I replaced the oil calories with some potato for a bit of carb sustinance. The one in the picture has a wild garlic flower on it – but that isn’t strictly necessary.


100 Cal Veg Soup


Weigh them – be strict!

Makes 2 portions

  • 100g Onion, (about a half) finely chopped
  • 100g Carrot (about 1) finely chopped
  • 1 stick of celery finely chopped
  • Spray Oil
  • 100g Cabbage
  • 50g Potato (e.g. 1 small salad potato) chopped into fine dice (about 5mm)
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • 1/4 tsp Powdered bay leaf
  • 1 tbs parsley, chopped.


  1. Fill the kettle and turn it on.
  2. Heat a pan and spray it with oil. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Sweat the vegetables for 3 or 4 minutes until slightly softened.
  3. Add 1 litre of boiled water and bring back to the boil.
  4. Add the potato, cabbage, vegetable stock cube and powedered bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes and finish with the parsley
  6. Sup virtuously and look forward to tea time!




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