Low Calorie BLT Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil Soup

by Kevin Twitty in


It's the new year and many of us are wanting to eat healthier and get fit. But how can you not crave comfort food on a chilly nights like tonight? Here is the best of two worlds, a low calorie meal & cheese! 

Photo taken by kevin twitty - ready to start cooking

First we start with the ingredients, this is for a serving for two:

  • Turkey Bacon 
  • 2 cups of Spinach (this is the "L" in the BLT)
  • 1 ripe tomato 
  • Low Calorie whole wheat bread
  • 1 clove of garlic (it's okay to cheat and use the jar garlic, I do it all the time)
  • 1/2 a medium red onion
  • 2 slices of low fat medium sharp cheddar cheese (I love Sargento)
  • 1 can of low calorie tomato basil soup

Now it's time to cook!

Photo By Kevin Twitty - Browned red onion and garlic

Photo By Kevin Twitty - Browned red onion and garlic

Photo by kevin twitty - tomato basil soup with tomato chunks added

Photo by kevin twitty - tomato basil soup with tomato chunks added

  1. First we want to put the red onion and clove of garlic in a medium pan with a little cooking spray. Temperature should be on medium/low. Let these brown for about 10 minutes.
  2. While the onions and garlic are browning cut 4 slices of tomato, this will be about 1/2 the tomato. Go ahead and dice the other half and toss it into the can of tomato basil soup. This is going to make your soup heartier. Cook your bacon.
  3. Get your 2 slices of bread, put 1 slice of low cal cheese and  1 cup of spinach on one side topped with 2 slices of tomato. After 10 minutes of browning put the onion/garlic mix on the other side of the bread. Sandwich the two sides together! We are ready to grill. 
  4. Heat a medium pan with cooking spray. Cook your BLT Grilled Cheese 2 minutes per side until golden brown. No need to butter the bread, it adds nothing to this already flavor filled meal. 
  5. Serve, eat and enjoy.  Only 340 calories per person for soup and sandwich!

Photo by Kevin Twitty - Completed Soup and BLT Grilled Cheese