Mushrooms are very low in calories - around 16 calories per 100g.
We estimate each mushroom - using the ingredients below - will set you back about 50 calories, much lower than prepared stuffed mushrooms. If eating these as a light lunch, you'll probably want more than just one!
You can ring the changes using different herbs and cheese to compliment any dish. Gruyere cheese is quite often used, but we didn't have any, so we cooked with what we had. Here's how we made ours:
Ingredients (makes 2 sides)
2 large flat mushrooms
1 crushed clove of garlic (optional)
12g fresh breadcrumbs
herbs - we used dried thyme
5-10g cheese - we used a mix of Cheddar and Parmesan
Clean the mushrooms and take out the stalk.
Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper then spread the garlic (if using) over the inside of the mushroom.
Mix together the herbs, breadcrumbs and cheese. Pile onto the mushroom.
Spray with a little oil if you are not using a hard cheese such as Cheddar.
Place the mushrooms onto an oiled baking tray and cover lightly with foil.
Bake in a hot oven (180ºC) for 10 minutes - remove foil - and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes.
***Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day? Once we worked that out, we began to lose weight and keep it off.
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
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