Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WIAW: Spinach Lasagna Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Happy Wednesday!!!

This above picture is from the Earth Day 5K this past Sunday that I attended with some of my favorite people (from the left: my brother, my boyfriend, me, my mom & my nephew in the front--my aunt and cousin also came)!

It also happened to be my birthday on this day, so that was cool.  I actually had plans to post something birthday related on Friday, like a birthday cake martini or something of the sort...buuuut I got lazy ;)

Oh, well.  Here I am now...posting some eats for ya!
Peas and Crayons

Breakfast #1: PB Toast
An oldie, but a goodie.  I had this toast smeared with crunchy Skippy before headed out for 5 a.m. bootcamp.  Next month I am trying boot camp at night (due to my current unwillingness to get up so early), so this is probably the last PB toast you'll see at the beginning of my WIAW posts.

Breakfast #2: Wafflewich
I wanted waffles this morning, but knew I needed protein after strength, meet the wafflewich.
2 low fat Eggo Nutrigrain waffles topped with a slice of cheddar, 2 thin slices of deli ham and an egg plus egg white.
Topped with sugar-free syrup to bring it all home.

Morning Snack: Cereal
I'm a sucker for new cereals, so I bought this overpriced box to try out.  It is quite delish, indeed.
I filled a pint mason jar halfway with almond milk and measured out a cup of cereal in a Ziploc.  Perfectly portable for work!

Lunch: Wrap, Broccoli 
I wish I had taken more pictures of this wrap, but this one will just have to do.  In the mix: a Flat Out Light wrap, 1/2 wedge of Laughing Cow Swiss cheese, 1/2 cup of pulled rotisserie chicken, spinach and tomato.  A side of leftover frozen broccoli gave me a veggie.
Then dessert.
I like these salted caramel pops from Starbucks and they are probably one of the lowest calorie options they got goin on (as far as treats go).  They are a little gummy in the middle, so I have it in my head that I'm going to make my own this weekend and improve on them a little.
Also, I drank a Trenta (read: half a gallon) unsweetened black tea with 3 Splendas.
Easily one of my top 5 favorite drinks of all time.

I had another busy afternoon at work, so no time to cut my apple that I brought for snack.

Fast forward to dinner time.

Dinner: Spinach Lasagna Stuffed Portabella Mushroom
This meatless meal actually tasted like lasagna.
No joke.
It was so good and filling, too!

Also, if you are weird about mushrooms, this actually has very little mushroom flavor.  It might just convert you!

Spinach Lasagna Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
serves 4

4 portabella mushroom caps
olive oil
salt & pepper

1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
salt & pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese (I used low fat)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce

1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Wipe the mushroom caps with a damp paper towel, remove stems and carefully scrape out gills with a spoon.  Discard stem and gills.
Rub a little olive oil on the mushrooms and add some salt and pepper.  Roast the mushrooms cap down for about 10 minutes.
While the mushrooms are roasting, combine the filling in a small bowl.
Once the mushrooms have roasted, they will have some juices they released.  Remove them from the pan onto some paper towels and drain the liquid from the pan.  Return the caps to the pan and fill each with 1/4 of the filling.  Top with sauce, a blob of ricotta and some mozzarella on top.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and melty.

So good!!!  You guys MUST try this recipe!
I served mine on a spring mix salad with two toasty ciabatta bread triangles.

I ended my eats with a Garfiled mug full of cookies & cream frozen yogurt.

Here's a cute Bizzy picture to brighten your day!
She's really doing well.  Being super cuddly and lovey one minute, then a crazy, wild dog the next.  Thus is the nature of puppies.  Am I right?

I know this is the second picture I've put on here with her tongue sticking out.  I just always catch her as she is closing her mouth...she does not just have a permanent tongue out sort of thing going on, FYI.

Have a super fantastic week!!!

In case you missed it: Photo-An-Hour I posted Monday


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Janice @ Mom On The Run said...

Cereal in a Mason jar... Great idea!