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What’s for Dinner? Cabbage Soup and Salad

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This cabbage soup only has 9 grams of digestible carbohydrate per 2-cup serving

I’m putting together some paleo diabetic meals for you. Today’s offering works for lunch or dinner (where I come from, dinner is the evening meal).


  • Hearty Cabbage Soup, 2 cups
  • baby spinach, 2 oz (60 g)
  • lettuce, romaine, 2 oz (60 g)
  • tomatoes, chunked, 3 oz (85 g)
  • cucumbers, peeled and sliced, 2 oz (60 g)
  • olive oil, extra virgin,  2 tbsp (30 ml)
  • vinegar, 2 tsp (10 ml)
  • salt and pepper to taste (not counted in nutritional analysis below)
  • apple, medium (2.75-inch or 7-cm diameter)


See my recipe for Hearty Cabbage Soup.

Salad: In a bowl, place the lettuce, spinach, tomato chunks, sliced cucumber, adn finally, the olive oil and vinegar. Mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. If you’re avoiding salt, consider substituting a few squirts of fresh lemon juice.

Enjoy the apple for desert.

Servings: 1

Nutritional Analysis:

  • 61% fat
  • 26% carbohydrate
  • 13% protein
  • 550 calories
  • 38.7 g carb
  • 10.3 g fiber
  • 28.4 g digestible carb
  • 1,252 mg sodium (plus any you add)
  • 1,328 mg potassium
  • Prominent features: rich in sodium (not good?), A, B12, C, E, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc