Yes, Yes and Yes!
People should not underestimate mushrooms. As funny is the word Fungi, it’s quite a good addition to your meals. They are a great source of the B-vitamins, and nutrients like potassium promote healthy skin, digestion and metabolism; helping convert our food into energy. The best thing about them is the fact that they are low in calories and sodium!
Did you know – they also have small amounts of vitamin D? You know how our skin absorbs this vitamin from sunlight? It’s the same with mushrooms. Grown in the sun, they can actually muster up a good amount of vitamin D, retaining the nutrient until it is digested. This contributes to our overall bone health. So, you don’t like the unique flavor of the fungi. Let’s think about the possibilities.
1 cup of mushrooms = about 20 calories.
Styles of Cooking
Have you ever tried sticking mushrooms + meat in the blender? Mix in your favorite protein for a healthier version of burgers. It is more likely you won’t even notice the distinct flavor once combined with the beef, onions, tomato and sauce. In addition, you’re eliminating a good portion of saturated fat, sodium and calories! See my recipe for vegetable rigatoni here Vegetable Rigatoni
Love the taste of ‘shrooms? Portobello are my all-time favorite – grilled, with a splash of olive oil. Add them to pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads and more – the possibilities are endless. Just to list off a few types you may want to try… white or button, crimini, enoke, porcini and shitake. With TONS of other varieties, it can be intriguing to taste em’ all. Also, go ahead and look into ways to cook mushrooms, you might be surprised to find some easy options. Here’s a great article about cooking mushrooms 10 Ways to Cook ‘Shrooms Well, that’s all this fun-guy can write right now. Go mushrooms.
Fold ground turkey into two round patties Preheat skillet on stove top to medium, add in olive oil Cook turkey patties on medium heat for 10 minutes on each side Turn stove top to low Add portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions and seasonings to skillet Cook vegetables until done Put meal into pita pocket Enjoy 🙂
Turkey & Portobello Pita Pockets
Fold ground turkey into two round patties
Preheat skillet on stove top to medium, add in olive oil
Cook turkey patties on medium heat for 10 minutes on each side
Turn stove top to low
Add portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions and seasonings to skillet
Cook vegetables until done
Put meal into pita pocket