The Zero Calorie (Ok, Almost) Minestrone Soup

Hot soup that’s filling, nutritious, and hits the spot…without many calories at all

By Chantzy Weinstein


Want to enjoy a hearty, filling no-guilt side? This all-veggie minestrone-style soup hits the spot. I like to save the chopping work and use a vegetable chopper to chop up the vegetables (then they’re nice and even too). Add shredded cooked chicken to your soup and make it a complete meal.

Zero Calorie Minestrone Soup

The Zero Calorie (Ok, Almost) Minestrone Soup
Serves: 4-6 Servings
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed (or 2 frozen cubes)
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 zucchini, peeled and diced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 Splenda packet
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano tsp
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion or chicken soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté the onion until soft and translucent. Add garlic and carrots and saute for 3-4 additional minutes.
  2. Add celery, zucchini, and tomato and continue stirring for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, Splenda (or sweetener of choice) water, and all spices. Simmer for about 1 ½ hours.

Zero Calorie Minestrone Soup

About Chantzy:

Chantzy Weinstein is a makeup artist, Simcha Bike Tour participant, Spin instructor, enthusiast cook, and a “Queen of Lists.” Follow her on instagram @chantzyw.



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1 Comment
  1. I love he recipe and will make,it for peasach this year, but I need to point out that you really shouldn’t be using Splenda. This is an exotoxin for the brain. You would be better off with a little sugar or honey than this terrible chemical. For your health and that of your family, try to get the Splenda out of your diet.

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