I have been trying to eat a little more healthy these days. I guess since my birthday is coming up in June, eating healthy has become my new “try-to.” I have tried a lot of things over the last year and eating healthy has been one of those things. It is something about working on living a healthier life-style this time that is so much more important.
I struggle with so many health issues and it is sad to say–it is because of my poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. Not even when I was diagnosed with pre-Diabetes in February did I stop eating poorly, it really seemed like my addiction continued and got worse. Shockingly, I am not as concerned with being pre-diabetic as I should but more importantly—I am infertile. I have been struggling with infertility for 4 years. I have gone through numerous test with a fertility specialist and taken many drugs to help me conceive all to no avail. Last year in March on a natural cycle, I got pregnant but shortly after miscarried. I have not conceived since then.
The thought of turning 36 next month does not bother me. Getting older is really not a big deal. Turning 36 and risking the chance of me not ever having children kills me inside. So if I have never been ready to make a change, now is that time for me. Doctors could not help me. Taking numerous pills and herbs helped me conceive last year but could not help me maintain a pregnancy. Having an unhealthy body is no good for a baby to grow. So now I choose to try the one thing that I have not—exercise, healthy eating, and good supplements.
I love to eat. And I have am such a sugar addict. I don’t eat enough vegetables at all. So my goal is to eat more veggies and to exercise. Hopefully, I can loose some weight and correct the few medical issues that I have (severe anemia, PCOS, pre-diabetic, and high blood pressure).
I have never eaten mushrooms EVER. It is something that I never had a desire for and never bought from the grocery store. Portobello Mushrooms are the big mushrooms. According to Live Strong, 1 cup of portobello mushrooms is a great source of micronutrients including, selenium, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and zinc. Portobello mushrooms are also a good source of folate, choline, vitamin B6 and B1, niacin, and riboflavin.
I found this yummy recipe from Laura Vitale, she has tons of great recipes and this one helped me eat my first portobello mushroom! So let’s get to it.
- 2 Portobello Mushrooms, cleaned and gills removed
- 2 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
- 3 cups of Fresh Baby Spinach
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
- ½ cup of Fresh Bread Crumbs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp of Olive oil
- 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- 4) In a skillet, preheating over medium high heat with a little oil, add the mushroom Sound side down and cook for just one minute on that side only.
- 5) Remove the mushrooms and place them in a baking sheet that’s been drizzled with a little oil so nothing sticks.
- 2) In the same skillet add the bacon and cook it over medium-high heat until golden brown and crispy, remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate and set aside.
- 3) In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add the garlic and cook for about a minute, add the spinach and place a lid on the pan so the spinach wilts.
- 6) To the spinach, add the bread crumbs and the cooked bacon, season lightly with salt and pepper (optional) and mix everything together.
- 7) Divide the mixture between your mushrooms and bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.
- Serve immediately!