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.

Bacon and Spinach stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Serves 2
A delicious recipe to make your Portobello Mushroom
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Portobello Mushrooms, cleaned and gills removed
  2. 2 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  3. 3 cups of Fresh Baby Spinach
  4. 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  5. ½ cup of Fresh Bread Crumbs
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste
  7. 1 Tbsp of Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Process,
  2. 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. 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.
  4. 5) Remove the mushrooms and place them in a baking sheet that’s been drizzled with a little oil so nothing sticks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 6) To the spinach, add the bread crumbs and the cooked bacon, season lightly with salt and pepper (optional) and mix everything together.
  8. 7) Divide the mixture between your mushrooms and bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.
  9. Serve immediately!
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2 thoughts on “Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  • May 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm
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    Angela, this looks wonderful. Each and every ingredient is on my favorites list. Thank you for partying with me at Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    • May 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm
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      Thanks Robin. Always happy to be a part of your Creative Muster! Angela

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