Mushroom caps are a versatile veggie that can take on a wide range of flavors. This is why they’re the perfect vessel to stuff with delicious ingredients like meat, cheese, veggies and eggs. We turned your classic stuffed mushroom appetizer into a breakfast-style feast that is the ultimate start to the day. This diet-friendly recipe is an amazing low carb, grab-and-go breakfast option that is also worthy for a fancy brunch.
If you’re looking for an easy breakfast to take with you on the go, these Breakfast Mushroom Caps are the perfect solution! This impressive looking brunch might seem complicated to prepare. However, with just four wholesome ingredients and five easy steps, you will biting into a warm, cheesy and fiber-packed meal that will keep you full all day long.
To make these healthy breakfast bites, get started by prepping your mushrooms. It is important to remove the stems and scrape out the gills with a spoon in order to stuff them with your hearty fillings. After your eight baby bella mushrooms are ready, place them on a baking sheet and grab a small bowl to make your stuffing. Combine one cup of fresh, chopped spinach with two whole eggs and mix them well. Pour the mixture into a greased skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the eggs form a scramble. Sprinkle about one teaspoon of cheddar cheese into the center of each mushroom cap. Place an equal amount of the egg mixture into each mushroom cap and broil in the oven for about three minutes.
Pro tip: If you’re not a fan of eggs, feel free to eliminate them and swap in another PowerFuel you enjoy! Turkey bacon, chicken sausage or scrambled tofu would all be delicious options. You could also stuff them with a variety of different non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. You could even throw in a SmartCarb like quinoa, black beans or hummus!
Mushrooms are a non-starchy vegetable with a mild, earthy taste. They tend to take on the flavors of the ingredients they’re paired with, making them the perfect addition to any savory meal. Mushroom caps also tend to have a hearty, meaty texture and are a great vegetarian alternative to meat (Check out this mushroom-based recipe for Vegetarian Meatballs! >). Large portobello mushroom caps are also a great low carb swap for hamburger buns or bread. Grab some at the grocery store and make your own low carb breakfast sandwich or cheeseburger!
In addition to their versatility and delicious taste and texture, mushrooms also provide many potential health benefits. According to Healthline, they are rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, copper and potassium. They are said to decrease the risk of diabetes and cancer while providing cardiovascular benefits, says Medical News Today.
We included portobello mushrooms on our list as one of the Top 10 Superfoods for Men. They’re packed with fiber and are a satisfying non-starchy veggie addition to your Flex meals. According to the USDA, all varieties of mushrooms are low in calories and nearly fat-free. Eating mushrooms regularly may also help with metabolic syndrome and obesity, according to the journal Molecules.
One serving of these Four-Ingredient Breakfast Mushroom Caps contains 122 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and one Vegetable on the Nutrisystem program. Depending on your meal plan, you may need to double up the serving size for two complete PowerFuels or add a SmartCarb to your plate. Make sure to log your full Flex breakfast in the NuMi app to keep track of your food intake throughout the day. This can help you to stay accountable with your meal plan and ensures you’re not overeating. Click here to log this recipe in the NuMi app >
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Here are The Leaf Weight Loss Blog, we love the mild flavor and flexibility of mushroom caps. That’s why we incorporate them into so many of our delicious diet-friendly recipes! Make your mushrooms even more magnificent with these other healthy meal ideas:
- Lettuce Wrapped Mushroom and Swiss Burger >
- Simple Stuffed Mushrooms>
- Spinach Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto >
- Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce >
- Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Honey Balsamic Drizzle >
- Mushroom Risotto-Stuffed Bell Peppers >
- Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Pork Loin >
- Asian Edamame Power Bowl >
Not a fan of cooking? Not to worry! The Nutrisystem A La Carte menu is filled with nutritious, diet-friendly entrées that contain hearty, heart-healthy mushrooms. Try out our popular Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast,
classic Chicken Marsala, creamy Mushroom Parmesan Soup with Chicken and ready-to-go Mushroom Risotto. Click here to fill your pantry with healthy diet meals! >
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Calories per Serving: 122
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable
- 8 whole baby bella mushrooms
- 1 cup spinach, chopped finely
- 2 eggs
- 8 tsp. shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
- Remove stems of mushrooms, scrape off gills with a spoon and wipe clean. Place on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix together spinach and eggs.
- Heat greased pan to medium-high. Pour in the egg-spinach mixture. Cook them to a scramble.
- Place about 1 teaspoon of cheddar cheese in each mushroom cap. Top with a spoonful of scrambled eggs.
- Broil in the oven for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese.