Today is day 14 of the 28-Days to a Healthier You Challenge! We are half-way!
Today you should just take a break from the challenge. Sometimes when an individual starts a diet, or tries to make changes for better health it can be overwhelming and frustrating. And then, instead of trying to make small changes, they just give up. I don’t want you to do that. I want you to see a healthier, happier self. And I believe moderation is the way to do that. So forget about all the “rules” and “challenges” and today just try to be intuitive. If you feel tired, drink something and eat something that is going to give you lasting energy, rather than turning to caffeine or sugar. If you have a craving, indulge a little, but remember not to binge or gorge. Don’t let food control your life, and don’t get so caught up in trying to be “healthy” that you forget to enjoy life. Moderation and intuition are your friends today.
And this amazing recipe. I had a different recipe planned for today, but I made this last night as we were running out the door to go to a drive-in movie, and it was too good to not share today.
Do you guys have those? I love the drive in. I try to make fun snacks, and we take the back seat out of the van, and lay down sleeping bags, pillows, etc. Everyone goes in their PJ’s and we just love it.
But anyway, we were heading to the drive in, and I knew I was going to have some treats, so I thought I better fill up on something good first. Unfortunately I had NO time, so I needed something I could throw together and eat in 20 minutes. I had some thawed eye of round, and a portabello, so I thought, “Stuffed Mushroom??” and what a pleasant surprise this creation turned out to be.
The husband said, “Can you make this again, asap?”
- 4 portabello mushroom caps
- 1 lb eye of round beef
- 3 campari tomatoes on the vine Or tomato of choice
- 4 Tbs Feta Cheese
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 4 leave of fresh basil sliced
- Preheat oven to 350
- Using a saute pan, heat oil on medium high heat
- Add garlic and saute for 1 minute
- Cut eye of round into small, bite sized chunks, and add to the garlic
- Grind some salt and pepper over the top
- Saute until beef is browned on all sides, but not cooked through.
- Clean portabellos, and remove stem
- Chop tomatoes into small chunks, and season with oregano and parsley
- Mix tomatoes and feta together, and add the browned beef
- Fill portabello with mixture, and bake at 350 for 15 minutes
- Top with fresh basil
- Serve hot
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Portabellos have such a nice flavor, and are meaty and hearty, which make them a great meal!
The tomatoes were nice and sweet, and I used fresh basil from my garden to freshen it up and add another layer of flavor. It was truly delicious. And that is why I am sharing it today. Everyone should try it. It is just that good. Even my kids were begging for bites (I made them something else).
I baked mine in the oven, but this is also very good on the grill. Same basic temp and time for the grill, just watch it so the mushroom does not burn.
And if you love Portobellos as much as I do try these: