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healty recipes/stuffed portabellas

post #1 of 14
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Hey everyone, been a while for me here, but i have a question. I just went on a food/exercise plan, and I'm trying to find some healthy low cal recipes for dinners.

One recipe I had in mind was some sort of stuffed portabella mushrooms. The inside would be made of one lair of american cheese, cooked onions, and roasted red peppers. Then two mushrooms would act like a bun. Now, I made this once, but I marinated the mushrooms in a teriaky sauce, and it just through it all off. I was thinking that maybe I should skip marinating all together, or maybe using worchestorshire sauce as a marinade? I dont know, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Also, any other healthy recipes you can throw at me would be nice too! :lips:
post #2 of 14

Screw those Low cal diets

If your are trying to lose weight or get fit or fell better. you don't need to
go on low cal diets. I have lost over 47 lbs in the past three month and eat very well , lots of butter,beef,pork fish, cake,pasta , pizzia pretty much what I want to eat. The only thing I done was eliminate MSG,aspertine and flouride and most other chemicals from my food. and like majic the weight came off. Google the harmful effects of msg,flouride,aspertaine and if you got half a brain you should realize that most of food sold in processes froms are mostly toxic. get off the toxic food and your health should return
post #3 of 14
Were the mushrooms cooked? I would like them to be at least grilled, can't imagine biting into a raw mushroom sandwich.

As far as the american cheese goes, it won't do much for your health. It's not even real cheese. I would say skipped the processed stuff all together.

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post #4 of 14
Hate to tell you this but msg is a naturally occurring substance in many foods. As far as the mushroom caps I would do a very short marinade in olive oil/some type of acid. And american cheese? Barf :lol: use a good extra sharp white cheddar or some other decent cheese.
post #5 of 14
I love a good American cheese occasionally! But then, I love all cheeses except limburger and pasturised processed gunk :D
post #6 of 14
As long as the american cheese was the real stuff and not the singles tis all good, IMHO. Singles are just the worst.....twas what I was fed in my youth. Tiz a wonder how I got to be a decent cook?

IMO, marinate the shrooms in S&P, pomace oil, touch of garlic and a touch of balsamic. IMO the vinegar is not needed as it will mask the flavor of the mushroom.....but if needed or desired balsamic is a good choice and it will compliment the onions and the cheese. The marinade does not need to be long, 15 minutes tops, and then grill.

Other recipes:

Stuff with caponata or ratatouille, top with bread crumbs and a bit of romano and bake until golden brown. Before you stuff n bake, make sure you saute the shrooms in some oil, s&p and a bit of white wine. If not the shrooms will shrivel while baking...and no one likes shrinkage. :D
post #7 of 14
One I occasionally do is stuffed mushroom caps. Use some smoked fish of choice (I use walleye), stuff the caps that have been grilled a few minutes to soften them, top with bread crumbs, drizzle with garlic butter and pan fry crumb side down or grill on a screen to keep the stuffing from falling out. The usual S&P of course.
post #8 of 14
roast them off in the oven with a little olive oil, some sea salt and good black pepper
or turn them in to a creamy style sauce using greek yoghurt rather than cream and serve on whole grain toast
raw mushys tossed in a lemon juice and wholegrain mustard vinegrette are the bomb
you can add them to a crunchy salad, or in a salad sandwich with whole grain bread
or grill them on the bbq with a little garlic and a tiny splash of beef stock
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
I actually tried to copy a recipe that was served to me at a diner off of their health food menu. When I cooked it, i put the mushrooms w/ the middle part (onions and cheese and peppers) in the oven to cook the mushrooms.

My diet isn't really a diet per say, its more like my gym instructor has me keeping a food diary, and at dinner I must have one protien, one carb, and one veggie. So the cheese needs to b e there for the protien.
post #10 of 14
You could use nuts for protein instead...

Make a nice, fresh pesto from pine nuts and basil - drizzle the pesto into the gills of the mushrooms, cover with a few breadcrumbs and little parmesan then roast in the oven with the gills upmost.
post #11 of 14
Or leave the nuts coarse. It would be nice to add a texture change from the cooked vegetables.
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post #12 of 14
For nutritional purposes nuts provide more in the way of fat than protein. It sounds like the health instructor has the OP on a modified Zone type diet. In this instance the protein should be lean, preferably an animal. If the OP is opposed to meat than legumes, soy protein or a better choice of cheese should be the choice.

Check this out for the nutritional info on pine nuts.

Calories in Pine Nuts, Pignolia, Dried
post #13 of 14
A reasonably quick and somewhat healthy sandwich that meets your guidelines - chicken. Take a boneless breast, slice lengthwise into even 1/4 inch or so slices. Brown in a bit of olive oil, season with salt, pepper and some oregano. Lay the chicken slices on a hoagie roll ( toasted is nice ) top with thinly sliced red onion, roasted red bell pepper, lettuce and drizzle some sort of 'italian dressing' over it, not a higher fat, cream type dressing.

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post #14 of 14
mushrooms especially portabellas are the vegetarian meat substitute, they are so high in vit B , niacin , , when roasted in the oven they take on a nice meaty flavour
what about also thinking about things like tuna in spring water, or lean meats like shaved ham, or smoked chicken, you get lots of flavour and still meet the nutreint requiements, if your vege what about things like feta cheese, cottage cheese with garlic and herbs added ,strained greek yoghurt or labna, a hard boiled egg, baked beans
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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