Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup- Gourmet Style

Hello again,
We just got back yesterday from moving my sister in to her apartment, so there has been a lack of posting on my part. I was back at the YMCA this morning, ran 2 miles and walked 1. I had some Sweet Frog (frozen yogurt) for lunch with a couple friends and made tomato mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches to go with tomato basil soup (from a can) for dinner. It was a hit with my family, but I wish I had only eaten half of the sandwich to cut down on the calories. Lesson I need to learn: SELF CONTROL! I know at college I’m going to be surrounded by food calling out to me and I need to learn to be satisfied and say no to food. This was a fairly healthy dinner in my opinion because the soup was only 130 calories and the sandwiches were made with tomato slices and homemade basil pesto on whole grain bread. Here is a picture:

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And a rough recipe:
Tomato Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

A large handful of basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
8 slices whole grain bread
2 Medium tomatoes, sliced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Margarine, for spreading

Combine the basil, pine nuts, and olive oil in a food processor or blender to make pesto. Spread onto 4 slices of bread. Top pesto with tomato slices and cheese. Top with another piece of bread. Spread margarine on outside pieces of bread and toast on a griddle or grill pan. Serve with tomato soup. Serves 4.

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