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Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Fries

Good morning!

First things first — if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter my CSN Stores $65 Gift Card Giveaway — you have until tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. EST!

And now — you must make this dinner.

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Mmmm… that would be my Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms!

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I was first introduced to this recipe by my friend and former roommate Jessica and have loved it ever since. Thanks again Jess :)

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Matt also LOVED this dinner and proclaimed it his new favorite!

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I followed the recipe exactly except that I used fresh tomatoes instead of sundried. It was just as delicious. I think next time I will also try reducing the balsamic vinegar that you drizzle on at the end, just to mix things up!

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On the side, we had my Mexican-Style Sweet Potato Fries :) Also a huge hit!

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With lots of (organic) ketchup, of course.

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Recipes:

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mexican-Style Sweet Potato Fries

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Speaking of my recipes, I have some awesome news — reader and fellow blogger MacKenzie has offered to act as a “fANNEtastic intern” of sorts and will be calculating the nutritional stats for ALL of my recipes! You guys have been asking for this daily so I’m really excited to finally be able to give you what you want. Stay tuned — I’ll be sure to re-link to my recipes as the nutritional info gets added to them. :) We’ll be going in order, starting with the Breakfast/Brunch category on my recipe page!

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Any recommendations for sites to use to calculate nutritional stats (especially ones that have obscure ingredients like chia seeds and spelt flour)? Or any format preferences (e.g. the little nutrition labels vs. just listing the stats)? Let me know your thoughts, all input is helpful :)

Have a great day — I have day 2 of my Food Science & Preparation class tonight and we are learning all about meats and different cooking methods — in particular braising! I’ll be taking lots of photos for you guys :)

Comments

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    Wow, I need to make those stuffed portabellos for my husband. He LOVES mushrooms. MMMMMM :)

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    OH I am glad you found someone to do that! :)

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    Can I borrow your intern so she can do it for me too?

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    Ooh, I’ll definitely have to try that recipe. Hubs and I were just talking yesterday about trying out portabello caps!

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    I have found the nutritional calculator on http://www.sparkrecipes.com very helpful. I love the fact that I can add my own foods to the site and it will save in my favorites folder. So if you are using a particular brand of chia seeds and the nutrition information is on the packaging, you can add it to the website.

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    Those mushrooms look fabulous!!!

    I’ve used The Daily Plate to calculate meal stats…I don’t know that it’s 100% accurate, but I think it gets pretty darn close! I think the labels are the best format! :)

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    Those stuffed mushrooms look so good–and I’m not even a huge mushroom fan. Oh, and I use the USDA Nutrient Database for calculating nutrition facts: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

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    Your stuffe mushrooms look awesome. Wow! Well done –

    (And when’s your next 5K?)

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    Yum, those sound really good – and I just bought some artichoke hearts and tomatoes! Now all I need are the mushrooms and I`m good to go!

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    i am most definitely making this meal ASAP…good thing i’m going to the store tonight for supplies :)

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    I hope you’ll use SparkRecipes.com because we’re already featuring your recipes. :) It’s the largest (and best) healthy recipes website out there. Of course, I am slightly biased. It’s been so fun to work with you and other healthy living bloggers to share your recipes.

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    The arugula salad was delicious and my daughter and grandkids loved it. Her husband is a meat and potato man. My husband even loved it and that’s saying something because he is a meat and potato man too. Mama’s changed her way of cooking and they are going to have to learn to like it.
    I have been french frying sweet potatoes in the oven for a long time. They are terrific and the mushrooms look divine. I am so glad you will be offering nutritional stats.

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    wow those look amazing. We have 3 portobello mushrooms in our refrigerator right now. So dinner this week = your recipe! Can’t wait :)

    That is really cool about the nutritional stats on your recipes. I have not looked at many yet but if they are anything like the mushroom I can’t wait to try them out.

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    I love this website for analysis: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php You can sign up for a free account and save your recipes, too! Also, you can look up brand name items and certain restaurant items if you want to calculate closely.

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    MMM I love braised meat! Looks like you are having alot of fun with your classes. :)

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    I use the SparkPeople recipe calculator [ http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp ] and love it. You can add specific nutritional info that isn’t on there and save it, or use other member’s personally input info too… you’d be surprised by how many other people have manually entered the calories for chia seeds and the like. I love it.

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    That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try! I went to the CO Canal for a run when I was in DC last weekend and loved it! Thanks for the rec ;)

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    These look awesome! Yum. :)

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    I am so excited that there will be calorie counts for all of your fANNEtastic recipes coming soon. I am new to your blog, so this is already an upgrade for me. Watch out, I may get spoiled. :)

    BTW, I was bummed that neither of my local grocery stores are carrying pumpkin now, as they consider it a “seasonal” ingredient. I was all ready to make your whole wheat pumpkin raisin muffins last night. :( My search for pumpkin will continue with Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

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    oh my – these look fANNEtastic indeed :)

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    Gaaaahhh Anne those looks amazing!!! And I have almost all the ingredients, woo hoo!
    Awesome that you have a helper for your nut stats!

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    I unfortunately don’t have any sites that you should use, but I do have one that you shouldn’t: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
    It’s not consistently wrong, but it gets the most random and bizarre things wrong – for instance, 1/2 cup of chickpeas definitely does not contain 300+ calories!
    On a more positive note – what a gorgeous mushroom recipe!

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    I use sparkpeople.com. It’s a fantastic website you can use to calculate nutritional facts for recipes, look up calories in certain foods, and track your caloric/nutritional intake. I use it (plus its app) to track my eats for the day (I try to make sure I eat enough). Plus there are ton of great articles and advice about nutrition, fitness, motivation, etc.

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    Very cool! I’d love to know the total nutrition info for the whole recipe, so I can break it down into servings as necessary. Thanks MacKenzie!

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    OMG this food looks fabulous. Especially those mushrooms. It’s something I might try.

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