Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage
This slow cooker cabbage soup with chicken apple sausage is adapted from a recipe for cabbage soup with kielbasa that caught my eye in the Weight Watchers cookbook, Simply Delicious: 245 No-Fuss Recipes–All 8 POINTS or Less.
At this time of year soups, like this slow cooker cabbage soup, make regular appearances on our dinner menu.
Using the slow cooker makes it so easy.
As I’ve mentioned before, including more soups in our diet has been one of my tricks for easy healthy weight loss/maintenance.
They’re such an easy delicious way to increase your intake of vegetables, filling you up with fewer calories.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Chicken Sausage
I substituted chicken apple sausage for the kielbasa and tossed everything into the slow cooker, instead of making it on the stovetop.
And let me tell you, this makes one incredibly satisfying main-dish soup.
I still can’t get over how tasty it turned out and have been enjoying the leftovers for lunch.
Rod really liked it too and commented on how filling it was.
According to my calculations, each generous 1-cup serving has about 145 calories, *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *4 SmartPoints and *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
A warm and satisfying main-dish soup. Serve with slices of crusty sourdoug or rye bread.
- 6 ounces chicken sausage with apple, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 small head cabbage, shredded (about 8 cups)
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded
- 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Ideal slow cooker size: 4- to 6-quart.
In your slow cooker, combine the sausage, onion, cabbage, potato, carrot, garlic, broth, thyme, bay leaf, vinegar and salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours, or on LOW for 5 to 7 hours, until vegetables are tender.
Discard the bay leave. Taste and adjust seasoniongs, adding more salt, pepper and/or vinegar as necessary.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Source: Adapted from Simply Delicious: 245 No-Fuss Recipes–All 8 POINTS or Less
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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