Yesterday was beyond productive. Morning workouts are such a love-hate relationship, but I think I’m leaning more towards love than hate My evening are just too precious…and short. So are my mornings, but I really can make things work in the morning…many mornings. Not all, but many. And on days like yesterday when I really don’t have time to workout in the evenings, mornings make workouts possible. So my rear is feeling much more so in gear…and I have another morning workout planned for tomorrow I’m working out this afternoon, too. I have a plan and I’m sticking to it!
Yesterday was also a successful dinner – 20 minutes from start to finish (including cook time!) and cost-effective, too. Oh, and did I mention healthy? Win-win-win!
I made these as I was finishing up my prep for class last night. Mr. Prevention didn’t make it home before I left to teach, so I called him to let him know there were 2 portabello mushroom pizzas in the fridge for him. I was thinking he would ignore them and pull off his usual Monday/Wednesday routine: frozen pizza. Much to my pleasant surprise, he gobbled up both pizzas! He really, really like them. Pizza Man loved’em. Got that? These are keepers.
Portabello Mushroom “Pizzas” slightly adapted from My Kitchen Adventures
4 portabello mushrooms
1 cup pizza sauce
2 oz part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 tomato, halved and thinly sliced
8 turkey pepperoni slices, halved
Italian seasoning, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
With a spoon, scoop out gills of the mushroom and cut the stems down as small as possible. Set the mushrooms, cap side down on the prepared baking dish.
Divide the pizza sauce evenly among the three mushroom caps. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly among the mushrooms. Top with pepperoni and tomato and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mushroom is soft. Yield: 2 servings (2 pizzas each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 186 calories; 6 g. fat; 21 mg. cholesterol; 730 mg. sodium; 19 g. carbohydrate; 6 g. fiber; 14.5 g. protein
Result: Delicious! These definitely hit the “pizza spot”…even for Mr. Prevention. These would be a great low-calorie or low-carbohydrate option for pizza lovers. I added quite a bit of cheese from Renee’s recipe…and pizza sauce, too. I like lots of goodies on my ‘za! If you’re not buying into the portabellos…you can always use English muffins! Enjoy!
Price: The 4 portabellos cost $4.99 (not on sale). The pizza sauce was a generic brand, scored for $1.19. Shredded cheese I buy on sale for $0.21/oz, so 3 ounces came in at $0.63. Half a tomato ran ~$0.20 and 8 turkey pepperoni ~$0.24. Total cost: $7.25 — $3.63/serving.
I got some good news yesterday. I was chosen to speak at a Moderation Nation nutrition party sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. I sent this information to all my RD friends, and I hope some of them applied and got chosen as well! Anyone!? The opportunity sounds so unique and fun — going into a local home and working with a personal trainer to give nutrition/healthy living advice to the party host and their guests. My party is next Sunday – can’t wait!
Today is another busy day…and weigh-in day. Grumble.
Question: What’s your favorite QUICK, healthy meal?