F-Factor Borscht




This classic Russian beet soup is delicious hot or cold and its main ingredients – cabbage and beats – are major breast cancer fighting foods.


2 cups shredded fresh beets

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cans or fresh (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth or vegetable broth

1 cup shredded cabbage

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Yogurt, optional



In a saucepan, bring the beets, carrots, onion, water and salt to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add broth, cabbage and butter; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Just before serving, stir in lemon juice.

Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and dill, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

F-Factor Nutrition

Per serving: 45 calories, 0 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein


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