When trying to lose pregnancy weight, mushrooms are a highly beneficial food to include in your healthy eating plan.
As a fat-free, low-calorie food, mushrooms are high in fibre, niacin, vitamin D, vitamin B and protein, and are a highly versatile food perfect for inclusion in casseroles, bakes, stir fries, omelettes and more.
This recipe for Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms is a great idea for a snack, entree or when paired with a fresh salad or other vegies, a top midweek meal option.
Easy to prepare with budget ingredients, this delicious recipe will be a winner with partners and kids too.
- 4 large, flat field mushrooms
- 100 grams reduced fat mozzarella cheese
- 10 fresh pitted green olives, sliced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- Half a Spanish onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice of half a lemon
- Substitute the mozzarella for reduced fat cheddar cheese or ricotta cheese
- Replace the green olives with black olives
- Instead of fresh basil, sprinkle with dried oregano
- Replace the sliced cherry tomatoes with sliced red capsicum
- Brush and clean the mushrooms, and cut the stem off and discard.
- Brush the top of the mushrooms with the olive oil, and place top down on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Fill the mushroom with the mozzarella cheese and bake in a preheated oven for 190 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes.
- Once the cheese is melted and the mushroom has softed and cooked, remove from the oven.
- Place equal amounts of cherry tomato, olives and onion on top of the melted cheese side of the mushroom, finishing with a fresh basil leaf on each.
- Serve immediately with some lemon juice squeezed over the top.
Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 194
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