MEATY MUSHROOMS MAKE A MEAL
Whether you're into Meatless Mondays, thinking of giving up meat for Lent, trying to cut down on calories or turning vegetarian, you should be making mushrooms a valuable part of your daily diet.
Just like meat, mushrooms are savoury making them a favourite ingredient in vegetarian recipes and ‘part-time’ vegetarians (those of us who do not want to eat meat every day) will find replacing meat with mushrooms easy.
Mushrooms not only provide something much more substantial, a meaty succulence and satisfying texture that can be missing from a meat-free diet, they are also an important source of protein, low in calories and sodium and packed with B vitamins and minerals. Fresh Mushrooms are a recognised a low-energy-dense food as they are high in water, low in fat and contain some fibre - three factors that contribute to satiety with fewer calories. In fact, a 100g serving of uncooked, sliced white button rings in at a mere 22 calories!
Here are some inspirational recipes to show how mushrooms make that healthy difference!
Sesame mushroom stirfry
Spicy mushroom and bean chilli
Mushroom and spinach lasagne
Creamy mushroom penne
Mixed mushroom and ginger stirfry
Pickled asian mushroom salad
Sweet chilli and ginger mushrooms
Potato and mushroom bake
Mushrooms and spinach
Mushroom pot pie
Garlic mushroom skewers