This recipe is fantastic. The comments I got on it were nothing but praise.
I made a few edits. I added more thyme than what was marked as well as some basil (to add more flavor). I used two large cans of baby clams (for more protein, I think you could add more clams), which seemed to be the right size for the soup. I left out the bacon (and subsequent oil) and used half & half instead of heavy cream (to reduce the calories further).
I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, but it looks like the calories are off. This recipes yields well over six heaping cups of soup, and one cup of soup is closer to 150 calories instead of 250 (according to the online recipe calories counter I used).