In a heavy-bottomed pan, sauté bacon and veggies over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes until bacon is cooked and veggies are fragrant and soft. Add garlic and tomato paste and sauté for another minute. Add flour and toss it all around for another minute.
Transfer the cooked mixture to a blender with one cup of your broth, and blend until smooth. Add mixture back to the pot.
Add broth, crushed tomatoes, and seasonings and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in blended cottage cheese to make it delicious and creamy.
Serve with a sandwich or crusty bread, or add in some protein or steamed veggies for protein and bulk. I love mine with some roasted broccoli or mushrooms thrown in. If I want more protein, I'll chop up some leftover chicken and make mine a hearty bowl! The 185 calorie portion certainly leaves room to enjoy it how you like!