Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Mushroom Melts

This recipe provides 4 servings.

Recipe Insight:

 This mix of melted cheese and savory mushrooms is quite tasty to all..including adolescents who do wish to eat broccoli.


1) 1/2 lb broccoli florets
2) 1 lb portobello mushrooms, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
3) 3/4 Spanish onion, sliced into rounds
4) 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
5) 8 1-oz slices whole-wheat bread
6) a pinch dried basil
7) a pinch dried thyme
8) 4 oz sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese


1) Fill a medium pot 1/3 full of water and place over medium high heat. When water comes to a boil, add broccoli, reduce heat to medium and simmer for approx. 5 mins; drain and set aside.

2) Meanwhile, in a nonstick, saute' mushrooms and onion in oil over medium heat for approx. 5 mins, until mushrooms are soft and onion is translucent. Remove from heat then set aside.

3) To build sandwich; Place a quarter of mushroom mixture onto each of 4 slices of bread. Then add 2 oz broccoli and a pinch of thyme and basil. Finish each with 1 oz mozzarella and top slice of bread.

4) Toast (or bake at 250 degrees) sandwiches in a toaster oven for about 4 mins, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown on the bottom. Sandwiches baked in a standard oven will cook for approx. 6 mins.

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 300
Total Fat: 9 grams (Saturated 3 grams)
Carbs: 35 grams
Protein: 19 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Cholesterol: 18 mg

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