By Dr. Gillian Mandich

If entertaining guests is on your calendar, then these mushrooms will make a great appetizer. Not only are they quick and easy, mushrooms provide anti-aging and healing abilities while opting for turkey bacon helps to reduce the overall fat content.

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5-7 minutes


  • 1 lb package of turkey bacon, cut in half
  • bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes prior to use

1 (8-ounce) package of crimini mushrooms


  • Wash and remove the stems from the mushrooms.
  • Place skewers on the grill over medium, turning as needed (approximately 4-5 min per side).

2.Wrap each mushroom with the bacon strip halves, overlapping the ends (use 2 strips if the cap is not completely covered).

3.Thread onto the wooden skewers, leaving space between each mushroom.

Per 226 gram serving:

Calories 390

Total Fat 29 g

Saturate Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 150 mg

Total Carbs 10 g

Total Sugars 1 g

Protein 22 g

Calcium 30mg

Iron 1.4 mg

Sodium 1240 mg

About Dr. Gillian Mandich

Gillian is currently completing her PhD at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science. She teaches health and wellness on a variety of platforms including TV, radio, university classrooms, podcasts, magazines, online, video, documentaries, yoga studios, and more.