Friday, January 27, 2012
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are a great snack to make while you are on the restrictive phases of the 17 Day Diet. I usually make stuffed mushrooms after I've cooked ground turkey for another dish, setting aside 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cooked meat. Here's an easy version that you can modify as you like:
8 oz pack of large whole mushrooms
1/2 - 3/4 cups ground chicken or turkey cooked with onions and green peppers.
2-3 Tablespoons Low Fat Cheese (I used a combination of Mozzarella and Parmesan)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray a baking pan or dish with Olive Oil Spray
Wash Mushrooms and remove stems. Place on baking dish cap side down.
In bowl, mix leftover cooked ground turkey or chicken (cooked with onion and green peppers), cheeses and seasoning salt to taste.
Salt mushroom caps lightly and fill each cap with meat/cheese mixture.
Spray top of filled mushroom cap with olive oil spray.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and tops are starting to brown.
Variations: When you get to Phase 3 (Achieve), you can use lean ground beef. Crushed fat-free croutons could also be added to meat/cheese mixture on Phase 2 (Activate).