I always wonder if I should write posts like this, but I think there are people out there who it will help. I don’t want to pretend that anyone cares what I eat for meals (except me), but maybe this can inspire you into some new ideas, and also making sure you stock your kitchen with healthy ingredients.
Today for lunch I had a can on tomato soup, a grilled cheese sandwich and an orange. This was a hearty, tasty meal, but also a healthy meal. It came in at 555 calories and 6.0 grams of fat.
Here is the key, healthy ingredients.
So let me break down the nutrition.
I wanted it really cheesy, so I used two slices of the Borden Fat Free Singles. They are awesome for sandwiches. Sometimes hard to find, I get them at Winn Dixie, and I stock up when they go BOGO. The cheese is 60 calories 0 fat.
I really use very little of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, but I’ll call it 1 serving (I probably use half a serving). I spread this on the outside of the bread to give it the rich browning color that makes it look so good. The spread is 35 calories and 4 grams of fat.
The can of soup is 220 calories and 0.5 grams of fat. This Campbells Soup is good, Progresso makes 3 or 4 varieties of tomato soup, but be sure to read the label, one of them isn’t healthy, which the other ones are. I also want to mention the Heart Healthy in green on the label often refers to salt content, so don’t assume that label means good for weight loss.
I used 2 pieces of Wonder Bread. (Yes, I know there are healthier options out there, but with this break I enjoy the meal so much more, that trade off is worth it for me). 140 Calories and 1.5 grams of fat.
Unscientifically, I am calling the orange 100 Calories and 0 fat.
Add that all up, and it becomes a healthy and tasty lunch.
For anyone wondering, While you can make the sandwich on the stove, I use my air fryer, I love how it makes these sandwiches. So easy.