Eating Clean

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


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.