Enjoy healthy food, eat, lose weight on whole foods and don't feel like you're on a diet!
What more can you ask for?
In this article, I'll share with you Day 4 of the Amazing Soup Diet from Good Housekeeping.
This awesome 1200 calorie meal plan will satisfy your hunger for one full day! With a few healthy snack options to eat in between meals, you'll be amazed that it's a diet plan at all!
Healthy Food – Eat & Lose Weight on Whole Foods
I'm sure you have heard of the famous cabbage soup diet over the years, and this is one of them. There are many variations of the diet, all including cabbage and many other healthy vegetables.
If you are trying to stay clear of over-processed foods, this is a good place to start. It's healthy, affordable, and easy to follow.
The whole family can also, enjoy the recipes in the Amazing Soup Diet book from Good Housekeeping!
This diet consists of 7 simple soup variations making the basic vegetable soup unique each day.
You'll be amazed by how much this soup changes from day-to-day just by adding a few different ingredients.
Printable 1200 Calorie Meal Plan
==> CLICK HERE for a PRINTABLE copy
Good Housekeeping published this famous soup diet plan in their magazine many years ago, but it's still a very popular whole food diet plan because it satisfies hunger and it's set-up in controlled portions of 1200 calories-a-day.
Men should add an extra 100 calories of protein to each meal. The book provides these instructions.
It's Only 45 Calories per Cup!
The basic vegetable soup by itself is only 45 calories per one cup, so if needed, it will not set you back to eat it in between meals.
Nutritional Information (per 1-cup)
- 45 Calories
- 1 gram of total fat
- No Saturated fat
- No cholesterol
- 410 mg sodium
- 9 grams of Carbs
- 4 grams of dietary fiber
- No sugar
- 2 grams of protein
- No calcium
Find the link for this great book near the end of this article and start enjoying healthy whole food meals, including snacks and a bonus section that includes star-chef recipes and daily plans.
==> Honey-Cinnamon English Muffin
- 1 whole-grain English Muffin, split
- 4 tablespoons low-fat calcium-fortified cottage cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Split and toast 1 whole-grain English muffin.
- Top each half with 2 tablespoons low-fat calcium-fortified cottage cheese.
- Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serve with a fresh pear.
Eat & Enjoy!
==> California Turkey Pita
- Whole Wheat Pita
- 1/4 avocado, mashed
- Lime juice
- Romaine Lettuce
- 2 ounces deli-sliced smoked turkey
- 2 slices cooked bacon
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Fresh strawberries
- Open a whole wheat pita by cutting off a 1-inch slice.
- Mash 1/4 avocado with a squirt of lime juice.
- Spread the mixture inside the pita.
- Stuff with lettuce, smoked turkey, crumbled cooked bacon, and sliced tomato.
On the side: 10 fresh strawberries
This is one of my favorite lunch recipes! It's absolutely delicious!
Eat & Enjoy!
==> Southwest Chili
- 4 ounces ground turkey breast, cooked
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 cups “Basic Vegetable Soup”
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Baked tortilla chips
- In a nonstick saucepan, cook 4 ounces ground turkey breast (1/2 cup packed).
- Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until the turkey is browned and cooked through, stirring to break up the turkey.
- Add chili powder and ground cumin.
- Stir in 2 cups basic vegetable soup, black beans, and salsa.
- Heat to boiling.
- Reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.
- Sprinkle with shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese to serve.
On the side: 5 large baked tortilla chips
The Amazing Soup Diet
From Good Housekeeping
As I said earlier, you can still enjoy healthy food, eat, lose weight on whole foods and don't feel like you're on a diet!
Good Housekeeping has published this wonderful whole foods diet plan all in one little eBook which is packed with meal plans, food substitutes, healthy snacks, and top chef recipes.
I'll provide DAY 4's “Printable 1200 Calorie Meal Plan” right now, but if you want all the other great recipes and food suggestions, the book is a convenient way to go.
I forgot to mention the fact that it even includes a grocery list for all the foods you need to get started on for this new weight loss journey.
Click HERE for a printable grocery list.
Most people lose 5 pounds in their first week and 1-2 pounds each week after.
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I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!
I've been eating this soup diet plan for several weeks now and still enjoying it!
I still love the many variations the book provides of this amazing soup diet.
Meal Prepping a week's worth of dinners all at once is such a time saver!
Once again, keep in mind, this whole foods diet plan is very family-friendly.
Try serving these healthy recipes to your family as well!
There's no need to make two meals!
It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare the “Basic Vegetable Soup” recipe; enough soup for almost 2 weeks for individuals.
It's easy to keep fresh; just freeze the extras in small containers and thaw out as you are ready for it.
Each day, dinner taste completely different just by adding a few ingredients, making it a unique soup!
In fact, some of the soup variations are so thick and hearty, it's not really like soup!
Here are some soups you can expect to see in the book;
- Day 1 = Minestrone Soup
- Day 2 = Mexican Chicken Soup
- Day 3 = Greek Fish Stew
- Day 4 = Southwest Chili
- Day 5 = Thai Shrimp Soup
- Day 6 = Goulash
- Day 7 = Red Beans & Rice Stew
I would love to hear your opinions about this diet.
Have you tried diets like this before?
Do you plan to try it?
Please leave me your feedback in the comment section down below.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Let's have Thai Shrimp for Dinner!
Let me be the first to say, the recipes found in the Amazing Soup Diet eBook are really great! My whole family enjoys them, including my grandkids! 🙂
For only $2.99, what do you have to lose?
We all put on extra weight during the holidays and could use a little help. Maybe if not now, you could try it after the first of the year.
It’s great “Cold Weather Food”!
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this!
Best of health,
Thanks for the detailed information. This helps a lot, personally speaking. I have control over what I should eat or not, but need to come up with more creative ideas. So again, thanks for the help.
You’re welcome! I’m glad I was able to give you new ideas for eating a healthy diet. I admire your ability to control your eating habits, many of us struggle with that a great deal.
I personally know how to control it, but sometimes I have to set things aside and just enjoy eating, especially during the holidays!
This Amazing Soup diet plan will be very helpful for me after the first of the year when I’m ready to get serious about my weight loss again.
Thanks for your feedback.
I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
Best of health,
The soup diet is indeed a great one and I’ll be making sure I keep it as a note for future reference. As for the Holidays, know what you mean. I sometimes don’t care and just eat. But, as the year starts, my workout routine becomes intense Ha-ha.
Yes! I certainly agree about getting back to the workout at the start of the new year! It will be at the top of my priority list, that’s for sure!
Please let me know if I can assist in any way.
I wish you and yours many holiday wishes!
Best of health,
I like the meal plan because it is simple and gives you 7 days of meals just by adding some extra food. At 45 calories per cup, it’s not going to add much to your calorie intake, and if you’re on a diet it should keep you in line with your calorie goals. Thanks for giving me this simple recipe. Take care, Bob
Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad you found these recipes and soup diet meal plan helpful. I really do love it. It’s easy, delicious, and healthy!
I appreciate your visit and look forward to hearing from you again in the near future.
Best of health,