This slow cooker Healing Turmeric Cabbage Soup is going to be your best friend.
It’s filled with all major vitamins and minerals, guaranteeing you have a healthy meal. Along with that, this soup is amazing for fighting inflammation!
It is filled with Chicken, cabbage and multiple veggies and spices, giving it the flavor you want and the nutrients you need to have a better day.
You can make this for dinner or meal prep it for lunch in your Instant Pot. Super flavorful and gives your immune system the boost it needs to work better than ever.
Did I mention I lost 3lbs the week I had this for lunch every day and had more energy?
FYI, I don’t know if this is typical, and if it will do that for everyone, but it sure made me excited that it did it for me.
So it wasn’t in the plan to post another soup so soon after posting my Low Carb Turkey Soup.
The plan was actually to post my Healthier German Chocolate Pie this week, which has half the sugar as normal German Chocolate Pie and uses clean ingredients.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t make that happen.
I am new to the low sugar/clean eating baking, and although I am close to perfecting it, it’s not all the way there yet.
I promise I will have some guilt-free desserts on here soon. I’m hoping as soon as my next post (fingers crossed!)
So since I already perfected this cabbage soup, I decided to post this one sooner than I planned.
Cabbage Soup Health Benefits
I used to hate cabbage as a kid.
Mom would make cabbage stuff and it made me turn green just smelling it.
But here’s the weird thing. When I started eating things with clean ingredients, my taste buds actually started craving healthier foods on it’s own. I even craved cabbage!
Who knew that when I stopped eating ingredients I didn’t recognize, that I would actually crave healthy stuff?
Not me, that’s for sure.
I decided to try a cabbage soup because I learned all about its health benefits in school.
Many refer to it as a superfood because of how much Vitamin C and K it has. It is also full of fiber and can help with inflammation!
Being someone who suffers from chronic pain and disabilities, I am all about anti-inflammatory food!
And if you decide to eat this with red cabbage instead of green, you will also get added heart health benefits and metabolism benefits, because red cabbage contains anthocyanins, which are powerful plant compounds.
Don’t worry, I tested this recipe with red cabbage and the taste is fantastic, so I am not blindly leading you to it.
Just don’t be surprised at how purple the soup will be. It’s not a bad thing and won’t hurt you. It’s just a surprise if you don’t eat red cabbage much.
Vitamins and Minerals
This cabbage soup is loaded with every Vitamin and Mineral. Most of them in abundant amounts.
It should be no shocker that I felt 100x better by the end of the week, after consuming this soup every day.
Here are the largest amounts of vitamins and minerals this recipe gives you (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):
- 221% Vitamin C
- 187% Vitamin A
- 137% Vitamin K
- 56% Vitamin B6
- 46% Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- 42% Copper
- 30% Potassium
- 30% Manganese
- 29% Vitamin B9 (Folate)
- 27% Phosphorus
- 27% Selenium
- 19% Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- 19% Vitamin B5 (Pantothetic Acid)
- 17% Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- 16% Magnesium
- 13% Iron
Whew! Can we take a second to appreciate all the B Vitamins in this recipe? Especially the B6. I very rarely see numbers this high for a meal with B vitamins. Isn’t that sad? No wonder why most of us are anemic and have no energy.
So according to their functions, here is what the nutrients in this recipe helps with the most: Nervous system function, Immune Function, Red Blood Cell Formation, Bone Formation, Growth & Development, Conversion of Food into Energy, and Energy Production.
I guess that solves the mystery of why I had a bunch more energy the week I consumed this soup.
You guys, my house got completely cleaned, laundry got done, and I was able to make this recipe again and take pictures of it. That’s how much energy I had. (I live with chronic pain, so this is NOT normal for me).
I really hope others have the same results I did.
Tools for the Job
If you are like me, you like to buy your produce in bulk to save money. Here are some recipes that use similar ingredients to where you can use up your produce and have yummy, nutrient filled meals that can use up your produce!
- Slow Cooker Anti-Inflammatory Soup
- Low Carb Turkey Soup
- Sweet and Spicy Chili
- Low Sodium Leftover Turkey Casserole
- Healthy Southwest Lasagna
This slow cooker Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Cabbage Soup is going to be your best friend. It’s filled with all major vitamins and minerals, guaranteeing you have a healthy meal. You can make this for dinner or meal prep it for lunch in your Instant Pot. Super flavorful and gives your immune system the boost it needs to work better than ever.
6 Medium Tomatoes (diced)
3 Celery Stalks (diced)
1 Red Onion
2 Cups of Baby Carrots (diced)
3 diced Bell Peppers (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
Small head of Cabbage (chopped into really small pieces)
1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
3/4 tsp Basil
3/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
Pinch of Black Pepper
- Dice all veggies and cabbage. Make sure cabbage is in small chunks, otherwise it won’t fit into instant pot. You can use a food processor to shred cabbage for better results.
- Layer everything in the Instant Pot in the following order: chicken, cabbage, celery, carrots, garlic cloves, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, spices, broth.
- Close Instant Pot and set to slow cooker, normal setting for 7 hours.
- Once done, open lid and shred chicken. Mix thoroughly.
- Serve and enjoy!
The layering is important as this allows the ingredients to cook evenly and the produce to weigh down the cabbage, allowing it to soak in the broth the entire time, so it wont be crunchy after cooking.
You can use red cabbage in this recipe instead of green cabbage if you want the extra health benefits. Read article above recipe for more information on this.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 hours
- Category: Soup
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2 cups
- Calories: 193
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 265mg
- Fat: 2.7g
- Saturated Fat: 0.71g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 23g
- Cholesterol: 43g
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