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HG's Ring-My-Bella Mushroom Sandwich
HG's Ring-My-Bella Mushroom Sandwich

Pret-a-Portabella
We're SO ready to throw giant mushrooms into sandwiches! This thing is a hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike.

Ingredients:
1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed
1 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
2 dashes ground thyme, or more to taste
1 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
Dash cayenne pepper, or more to taste
1 stick light string cheese
1 Arnold Select/Oroweat Sandwich Thins roll or Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats roll
1 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
2 dashes garlic powder
1 thick slice red onion, all rings intact
1 large slice tomato
1/2 cup shredded lettuce

Directions:
Coat both sides of the mushroom with oil and sprinkle with salt and thyme. Gently rub the seasonings into the mushroom and set aside.

Season mayo to taste with cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside. Pull string cheese into pieces and set aside as well.

Split apart your roll and spread the inside with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder.

Bring a large skillet or a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place roll halves in the pan with the buttered sides down. Once warm and toasty, remove and plate with the buttered sides up.

Place mushroom in the skillet/pan, rounded side up, along with the onion, side by side. Cook for 5 minutes, and then flip both.

Top mushroom evenly with cheese, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until cheese and veggies have softened.

Place mushroom on the bottom half of the roll. Top with onion, tomato, and lettuce. Spread the buttered side of the roll's top half with mayo, and finish off your sandwich with it. Now CHEW!

MAKES 1 SERVING


Serving Size: entire sandwich
Calories: 263
Fat: 10g
Sodium: 827mg
Carbs: 33.5g
Fiber: 7.5g
Sugars: 6.5g
Protein: 14.5g

PointsPlus® value 7*

HG Alternative! If you can't find Arnold Select/Oroweat Sandwich Thins or Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats, just use a light English muffin instead!



The Cheesecake Factory's Grilled Portabella on a Bun
The Cheesecake Factory's Grilled Portabella on a Bun

Fatty, Fatty Fungus!
WARNING: Just because a menu item is billed as "grilled" (which sounds innocent enough), that doesn't mean it's not also soaked in oil. We don't know WHY those Cheesecake maniacs feel the need to do it, but the second you bite into this jumbo mushroom creation, you taste ALL that oil. And it's not pretty. That's not the only thing wrong with this sandwich. Oh no. There's more. MUCH more. The bun is too large, and the inside of it is coated with tons of butter (a la garlic bread). Then there's mayo... and cheese... and a grilled onion, which is also soaked in oil. PLUS, this 1,000-calorie+ sandwich is served with a mound of fries, bringing the total to more than 1,700 calories! Portabellas are so naturally light that abusing them in this way should be illegal. (Just an opinion.) Our swap has all the delicious flavor of the original, right down to the garlic-bread-like bun. It's sooooooo huge yet sooooooo much lower in calories and fat. That's because we are oil-slashing rock stars. Oh yeah!

Serving Size: one sandwich
Calories: 1,133
Fat: n.a.
Saturated Fat: 19g
Sodium: 1,279mg
Carbs: 65g
Fiber: n.a.
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: n.a.



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CHEW ON THIS:
The month of September is National Mushroom Month. We grabbed the biggest mushroom we could find, cooked it up, and stuffed it in a roll with a bunch of other delicious items. Do as we do and make yourself a Ring-My-Bella Mushroom Sandwich!
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