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Hungry Girl Today: 2.2.12
WEEKLY WEIGH-IN

Stuffed mushrooms are the new cupcakes, people. Embrace this DELICIOUS trend with these guilt-free recipes, courtesy of HG...


Eggy B-fast Stuffed Mushrooms

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 large mushroom): 174 calories, 6g fat, 732mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 21g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Breakfast invaded dinner a long time ago -- now stuffed mushrooms are moving into the a.m.! This is one tasty takeover...

Ingredients:
2 large portabella mushrooms, stems chopped and reserved
2 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Optional topping: chopped chives

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place mushroom caps on the sheet, rounded sides down. Bake until tender, 16 - 18 minutes. Leave oven on.

Meanwhile, prepare bacon in a skillet or in the microwave. (Refer to package for cook time and temperature.)

In a medium bowl, whisk egg substitute, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir chopped mushroom stems until softened, 3 - 4 minutes. Add egg mixture and scramble until fully cooked, 3 - 4 minutes.

Break bacon and cheese wedge into pieces and add to the skillet. Continue to scramble until cheese has melted and is evenly mixed, about 1 minute.

Blot away excess moisture from mushroom caps. Divide egg mixture between the caps and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake until shredded cheese has melted, 2 - 3 minutes. Eat!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS



Spicy Bacon-Stuffed Cheesy Mushrooms

PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, 3 stuffed mushrooms): 53 calories, 2g fat, 306mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

We LOVE bacon and cheese with our mushrooms... who wouldn't? Share these with your cheese-eating, bacon-enjoying buddies.

Ingredients:
12 medium baby bella mushrooms (each about 2 inches wide), stems chopped and reserved
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tbsp. diced jarred jalapeño slices (about 5 slices)
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
3 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place mushroom caps on the sheet, rounded sides down. Bake until tender, 12 - 14 minutes. Leave oven on.

Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add chopped mushroom stems, bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic. Cook and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and blot away excess moisture. Stir in all remaining ingredients.

Blot away excess moisture from mushroom caps. Evenly distribute cheesy veggie mixture among the mushroom caps. Bake until filling is hot, 8 - 10 minutes. Eat up!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS



Hungry for More?

We saw this trend coming a mile away...

Super-Stuffed Spinach-Feta Mushrooms - Only three ingredients, and yet SO much flavor!

Pizza-bellas - These crazy mushrooms are stuffed with pizza goodness. Open up and say mmmmmm...

Four-Cheese Stuffed-Silly Mushrooms - Here we have famous TV mushrooms, as seen on an episode of Hungry Girl. They're super-tasty (which we value more than their superstar status).

Stuffed 'n Squashed Mushroom Foil Pack - More televised fungi. These creamy, oversized mushroom caps RULE!

Crazy-Creamy Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms - An oldie but a goodie, this protein-packed recipe hails from 2007. Even then we knew the worth of a wedge of Laughing Cow Light cheese...




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