PCOS Friendly Snack: Sundried Tomato and Basil Stuffed Mushrooms
by Amy Medling, founder of PCOS Diva
Packed with omega 3-rich walnuts, these stuffed mushrooms are a PCOS snack that is rich, satisfying, and nutritious.
Sundried Tomato and Basil Stuffed Mushrooms
- 20 large white button stuffing mushrooms
- 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1/2 c. diced bell pepper (I use a mix of red and green.)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 c. baby spinach
- 1/4 c. jarred sundried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
- 1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
- 2 Tbs, fresh parsley, chopped
- sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 3/4 c. raw walnuts finely chopped
- 2 tsp. red balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the mushrooms on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until the mushrooms have softened and released their moisture. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and transfer them to a serving dish. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and set them aside. Brush the mushroom caps with olive oil, return them to the cookie sheet, stem side up for 10 more minutes.
While the mushrooms bake, make the filling. Dice the mushroom stems. heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the mushroom stems, shallot, bell pepper, garlic, green onions, spinach, tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Saute the veggies until they are tender and spinach is wilted. Add the walnuts and balsamic vinegar and remove from heat.
Remove the mushroom caps from the oven. Pour off any liquid. Spoon the filling into the caps and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, until the tops are golden. Serve warm.
For more great snack ideas, check out my Seasonal Meal Plans.
Amy Medling, the best-selling author of Healing PCOS and certified health coach, specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. In response, Amy founded PCOS Diva and developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs that offer women tools to help them gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness.