These healthy Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms are a lightened up take on the classic hearty spinach dip we know and love, made into the perfect holiday baked stuffed mushroom appetizer. This stuffed mushroom recipe is easy to prepare, and simply omit the cheese on top for a vegetarian, whole30-approved, and dairy-free stuffed mushroom!
Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
It’s the anniversary of my COOKBOOK!!!! One year ago today, the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen cookbook hit shelves everywhere, and entered the homes of so many of you! Do you have the cookbook? Do you love it? I’d love to hear your favorite recipes in the comments below! If you don’t have it yet, it make for a fabulous holiday gift 🙂
To celebrate the one-year anniversary, I thought I’d share on of the popular appetizers that is PERFECT for holiday entertaining. I demo’ed these at many book signings last year, and they were a hit every time!
WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOOK:
Over 150 delicious, tried and true recipes from my kitchen to yours. Recipes are free of negative health instigators like gluten, grains, dairy, soy and refined sugars- while still delivering the taste and gratification that you want!
Chapters including Rise & Shine Breakfasts, Main Dishes, Soups & Salads, On the Side, Little Bites, Lexi’s Basics, Sweet Treats, and Beverages.
Step by step instructions and full color photos for every single recipe.
Allergy & Special Diet labels, including dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly for easy navigation (all of the recipes are gluten-free).
Ingredients and Pantry Staples Guide — so you’re prepared to cook the recipes!
A variety tips, tricks, and tools such as A Guide To Clean Eating, A Conversion Chart, Cheat Sheet Guides, & much more.
Healthy meals that are packed with flavor, including: Classic Chili, Braised Short Ribs, One-Pan Arroz Con Pollo, Thai BBQ Salmon, and BBQ Chopped Cobb Salad, and healthier options for your favorite indulgent foods, such as French Toast Sticks, Perfect Waffles, Birthday Cake, Sandwich Bread, and No-Bake Cookie Dough Cups.
How do you make stuffed mushrooms?
Spinach dip was my favorite way back when, and this recipe nails that exact spinach dip flavor I love, but is made with healthier ingredients and is transformed into delightfullyhandy pass–around appetizers!
If you like this recipe, try these other Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes:
Soak the cashews in a bowl of water for at minimum 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, shallot, and onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Fold in the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach has wilted. Set aside.
To make the cashew cream: Drain the soaked cashews and place them in a small food processor or high-speed blender. Puree the cashews with the 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Fold the cashew cream into the spinach mixture until evenly combined.
Arrange the mushroom caps on the lined baking sheet and brush the outside of the caps lightly with olive oil. Scoop a large spoonful of the spinach mixture into the cavity of each cap. Top with the cheese, if using.
Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and the cheese has begun to brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Variation: Hot Spinach Dip. Egg-free and dairy-free (if cheese is omitted), this is your solution to a hot, creamy party dip that everyone can enjoy. Place dip into an oven-safe bowl, top with cheddar cheese, if desired, and bake until the cheese is golden. Use homemade crackers (page 000), veggies, or plantain chips for dipping.
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I am so excited that December is here and the holiday season is upon us! Today for Healthy Food Friday with American Express let’s talk about an entertaining staple: How To Build The Ultimate Cheese Plate.
We have been entertaining so much lately and my favorite appetizer to throw together is a cheese plate. You can get so creative. And with this simple guide, you can put together some amazing flavor combinations that everyone will love!
How To Build It:
Grab one or two platters. You may be surprised to find that you may already have things to use at home!
Wooden Boards or Nice Wood Cutting Boards
Slate or Chalk Board
2. Cheese (approximately 3 ounces per person)
Pick your variety of cheeses (3 or more) & add labels (P.S. separate knives for each cheese)
These Thai Meatballs are paleo, gluten-free, and bursting with flavor. They are a healthy meatball recipe that everybody will love. This thai meatball recipe is loaded with veggies and infused with the perfect flavor combination of ginger, chili, garlic, and more. A total crowd pleaser that gets rave reviews!
It took me a good three attempts to perfect these Thai Turkey Meatballs just right, and man are they a hit. The first time, the flavors just weren’t there… The second attempt was better, but needed a little more. Third times a charm because these FLEW off the plate. We couldn’t stop talking about how much we loved them and wanted them again.
Healthy Thai Turkey Meatballs
Plus, these could not be easier to make. Mix all the ingredients, toss on a baking sheet, bake, and enjoy! They make for a great meal prep option too! Protein packed, nutritious, and easy to take on the go.
Best Ground Turkey to Buy
We always buy organic ground turkey whenever possible!
What should I eat with meatballs
Stir Fry Veggies
… As MEAL PREP!
Watch the video:
Like this healthy meatball recipe? Try these other favorite meatball recipes:
Place balls on lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes
While baking, combine all sauce ingredients in a small pot over medium heat
Once boiling, stir, and reduce heat to a simmer
When meatballs are done pour sauce over it, or use sauce as a dipping sauce
*Can sub sriracha for chili paste
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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites are your new favorite appetizer, snack, or chicken dinner that nobody will guess is completely allergy-free! Guilt-free fried chicken bites for the win!
Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites
I’ve been kind of on a fry-all-the-things kick lately (healthfully, of course). Not really awesome for my Jamaica beach body I’m working towards but I mean, healthy fried chicken bites that aren’t dry and that are crispy, flavorful, and gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free? I. Just. Can’t. Stop.
You can really coat this chicken in any sauce you’d like, but I always am a buffalo fan! My next move… chop the chicken bites up and turn them into a buffalo chicken pizza. Clearly the perfect use of this chicken!
If you want your chicken extra crispy, after this step transfer chicken to a lined baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes on each side, watching carefully
*Splash a drop of water in the skillet, if it sizzles, it's hot and ready to go!
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Happy Friday! This week for our Foodie Friday with American Express, let’s talk about GAME DAY RECIPES. The big game is upon us therefore it’s currently ALL about finger foods, appetizers, dips, and festive main dishes for Football Sunday and the big day. I’m on board since these are some of my favorite types of eats! I love the challenge of making everybody’s favorite game-day food guilt-free.
Spinach & Artichoke Dip is one of my FAVORITES. Every time I ordered the calorie content was always discussed making it slightly less enjoyable (slightly). I love cashew cream and its versatility. I use it to make savory creamy recipes and sweet vegan ‘cheesecake’ like recipes. Such a WIN.
I topped ours with Kerrygold Grass-Fed Chedder, but simply leave it off for a fully dairy-free option, or if you can’t find a good quality cheese!
If adding cheese, transfer dip to a oven-safe baking dish, layer with cheese and broil until cheese begins to bubble
*Make cashew cream by soaking 2 cups in water cashews overnight (about 1 cup water). Drain and place in high-speed blender with 1 tbsp water and blend until creamy.
**Leave off cheese for dairy-free
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Today’s Healthy Food Friday feature with American Express is a definitely a favorite of mine. It’s all about COCONUT, and it’s perfect to keep up with this month’s theme inspired by travel. Coconut may remind you of a tropical vacation, a favorite ethnic dish, or a delicious dessert treat. They are a great example of a healthy fat (don’t be afraid of fat, you guys), which is why I am super excited to share it today! No, it’s not a low-calorie snack, but the health benefits out weigh that any day, in my opinion!
Today you get two recipes in one… Coconut shrimp, that makes for the perfect appetizer, AND an orange chia marmalade which can be used as a jam for other savory things, too! Super delicious, and compliment each other perfectly. I’ll be serving these at my next summer get together, for sure.