Tip of the Day
Look No Further Than Mushrooms for a Meat-Like Fix
A tasty substitute for meat in dishes, mushrooms come in many different shapes, sizes, textures and tastes. Whichever type you prefer, mushrooms are low in calories, the lone plant source of vitamin D, and very versatile.
There are more than 38,000 varieties of mushrooms. The most popular, edible types of mushrooms include: Agaricus (White or Button), Chanterelles or Girolle, Crimini or Italian Brown, Enoki or Enokitake, Morel, Oyster or Pleurotus, Porcino, Portobello, and Shiitake.
Try these ideas:
- Grill a Portobello mushroom instead of a burger.
- Cook mushrooms in sauces and pair with whole-grain pasta dishes.
- Combine mushrooms and vegetables in whole-grain wraps.
- Top a pizza or fill an omelet with mushrooms.
For more information on how to eat more fruits and vegetables, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Vegetarian Lifestyle page.
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