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12 March, 2015

Cauliflower Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup

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Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ C mozzarella
  • Salt pepper
  • Block of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices cooked bacon (optional)
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450°.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Chop the cauliflower into pieces and place in a food processor.

Pre cailiflower bread
In a food processor rice the cauliflower florets (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized).
Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl, add egg, mozzarella, salt, pepper and mix well.
Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into 6 circles.

Cailiflower cakes
Place in the oven and bake for about 16 minutes until golden.
Remove and let cool 10 minutes before peeling them off the parchment paper (be careful not to break them!)

Assemble cauliflower crust grilled cheese

Heat a pan over medium heat.
Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower crust.
Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese, two slices of bacon, and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.

Cailiflower Grilled Cheese Cooking
Cook 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.

Each sandwich is 400 calories

 

Creamy Tomato Soup

I chose the recipe below because it had all the ingredients I think a great tomato soup should have:  roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and a touch of cream. The only thing I altered was no sun dried tomatoes. I love them, but don’t think they go well with a soup.

http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/creamy-tomato-basil-soup/

Here are some step by step photos of my soup

Pre tomato soup Mixing Soup

 

 

 

 

Creamy tomato soup is 161 calories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did serve my kids the same thing however instead of the cauliflower bread I did regular grilled cheese.

Kids Soup grilled Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult version as plated is 561 calories

 

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