Monday, July 22, 2013

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Ranch Stuffed Mushrooms


Healthy Buffalo Chicken Ranch Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins, chopped
  • 10 ounces white or button mushrooms, center stems removed
  • 1/4 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped (reserve green ends for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free crackers or chips, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sliced bread and butter pickles
  • 1/2 teaspoon each, salt and pepper
  • 1 can olive oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Heat a medium skillet on medium heat. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and add chicken tenderloins. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from heat and finely chop or shred with a fork. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. To the mixing bowl with the chicken, add the Greek yogurt, garlic clove, 1/2 chopped scallion, dried dill and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Season with salt and pepper and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Place the hollowed out mushroom caps open side up on a cookie sheet. Fill the caps with the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with gluten-free cracker crumbs and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Top with bread and butter pickle slices and garnish with chopped scallions.

Source: Recipe Rehab July 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

National Strawberry Sundae Day!

BY Anthony J Sepe

I gave a talk to teenagers at the hospital. I wanted to make the talk interesting and make the talk fun for them, too. My presentation was called: “THE TEEN MACHINE: Let’s Wrap-- & have a Smoothie!!! I decided to focus on the “strawberry” and not the sundae, in “National Strawberry Sundae Day.”  Therefore, we made several smoothie’s, and the following fresh Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe is my own original recipe, which I would like to share with you; however, when you use or print this recipe, please give proper attribution credit, © 2000-20013 Medical Nutrition Therapy Services Anthony J Sepe “Blog: From A Dietitian’s Perspective”  All rights reserved.



© Medical Nutrition Therapy Services, Recipe courtesy Anthony J Sepe, 2000-2013.


1. 4 Ice cubes, crushed

2. ½ cup strawberries

3. ½ cup crushed pineapple

4. ½ sliced banana

5. ½ c orange juice

6. ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)


Crush ice cubes in blender. Add strawberries, crushed pineapple, sliced bananas and orange juice to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve; top with fruit.  Enjoy! Smile