Jillian's Easy Quick-Fix Dinner

This week the Denver weather has been kind of gloomy making it perfect for my favorite combination: tomato soup and gluten-free grilled cheese. When I was a kid I used to dip my grilled cheese in ketchup, but as I grew older (and wiser) I opted for a healthy tomato soup to accommodate my grilled cheese. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and are also a good source for potassium, which helps maintain a healthy balance of sodium in the body. Here is my healthy and simple mid-week gluten free recipe:Jillian's Quick Gluten Free Food Choice for Mid-Week: Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

In a food processor or blender combine:

-1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
-1 Tbsp. light agave nectar
-1 minced clove garlic (optional)
-1/2 cup fresh basil (optional)
-1 Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

I prefer my soup a little chunky, but if you prefer a thinner soup you can add some vegetable stock to thin it out.

Once blended to desired thickness transfer to a soup pot and simmer over medium high heat for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. While the soup simmers prepare a grilled cheese using Udi’s Gluten Free Dairy Free Bread and your favorite cheeses. I use one slice of sharp cheddar and a slice of pepper jack so give it a little kick.

This recipe is great for gluten free vegetarians and GFCF diet substitutions can be made as well by using a dairy free cheese like Daiya on the grilled cheese.

What is your favorite rainy day quick-fix recipe?

2 responses to “Jillian's Easy Quick-Fix Dinner”

  1. Katie Chalmers says:

    Sounds like the perfect warm meal for another cold weekend! Will have that tomorrow for lunch — w/ Udi’s of course!

  2. Terry Pelletier says:

    Hooray!!!! Finally a great bread. All the bread I have tried have been so aweful. Yours is the very best ever. I do hope my health food store will order more items from you. I have had Celiac Disease for 5 years now…and find it difficult finding food that tates good. Can’t wait to try more of your items. I live in Port St Lucie, Fl and am so grateful for Nutrition Smart to stock your bakery goods. Thank you so very much…Finally, a great tasting bread that is both gluten free and lactose free also.

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