100 calories

100 calories

This snack or appetizer is a seriously delicious and super low calorie. The recipe is adapted from a GREAT cookbook called “100-calorie Snack Cookbook” by Sally Sampson. It’s also extremely easy and doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare.

I used light cheddar cheese slices and fresh basil, and piled on the tomatoes, but, this would not change the calorie info very much. When I make this again (and i definitely will), I will add some balsamic vinegar to the mushroom before adding on the other ingredients, though its very good on its own. Here’s the original recipe:

Portobello Mushroom with Mozzarella and Tomato


Serves 1

1 Portabello Mushroom Cap

2 thin tomato slices

2 1/2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese

Pinch kosher salt

Pinch dried basil

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Pinch dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Place the mushroom cap on a nonstick baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes
  3. Place the baking sheet on a heatproof
  4. Top the cap with the tomatoes and cheese
  5. Sprinkle with salt, basil, red pepper flakes and oregano
  6. Return to the oven until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately

Nutrition Analysis

Calories: 103

Fat: 3.9 g

Sodium 260 mg

Carbohydrates: 10.6 g

Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g

Protein: 9.1 g

I of course have to mention that portabellos have a nice amount of potassium (407 mg per cap), some folate, choline, niacin, pantothenic acid, as well as the other B vitamins. They are also 91 % water which accounts for their status as super low in calories. I personally love portobellos, if you do too check out my previous post on having them at breakfast, Huevos Portobellos.