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Do you have any recipes for low-carb soups?

The carb content isn't as important if it's all coming from veggies, I can have all of the veggies I want. I'm a diabetic, and I just stopped taking my meds at my dr's advice. We're trying to combat this thing with diet now, so I'm only allowed to eat veggies, meat, dairy and some fruit.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Try this website, they have a lot of low carb soup recipes

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 7:02 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • You aren't allowed beans or lentils? Several recent studies have shown that a low fat vegan diet is better for Type 2 Diabetics than the traditional ADA diet. You can get free meal plans and recipes from Dr. McDougall, or find his books at your local library:


    Answer by rkoloms at 8:12 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I'm diabetic as well.  There are many recipes that you can adapt to your low carb diet.  I follow the South Beach plan to help control my blood sugars. These aren't SB recipes but I still use them.  My non-diabetic family likes them too!

    Savory Beef & Vegetable Stew (leave out the potatoes if you want)

    Crockpot Chicken & Vegetable soup (leave out the's a starchy veggie) - my family loves this one!

    Italian Lentil Barley soup (barley is low on the glycemic index but you can cut back to 1/4 c.  the net carb effect is around 13 g per serving on this soup)


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:56 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Mushroom Barley Soup - less than 10 g carbs per serving

    Beef Barley soup - again, you can cut back on the barley and eliminate the corn to lower the carbs even further. It's still only net carb effect of 16 g carbs if you change nothing. VERY good!


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:56 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • A quick, easy one that my kids like, is to use leftover roast, or cook some hamburger (whatever your beef preference is), frozen mixed veggies (I use one that has corn, beans, carrots, peas), and tomato or vegetable juice. Mix everything together in a crock pot, electric roaster, dutch oven, stew pot, whatever, and cook on low for a few hours. I also add some low-sodium beef boullion & some water, onions, black pepper, and chili powder.

    You could also make a chicken veggie soup - lots of carrots, celery, onions, corn, etc, your chicken, broth/stock, and make it thick.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

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