12 Jan

Meatless Meal

I was a vegetarian for a little over 10 years, and every so often, I crave the meatless meals of my past.  One of my ultimate favorite vegetables is mushrooms.  They have such a full-flavor taste that can sometimes be missing in meatless meals.  Portobello mushrooms, in particular, are a wonderful replacement for meat, and even have a little protein themselves with 4g per portobello (1).

In addition to protein, portobello mushrooms are a great source of copper and phoropous.  Copper helps our body with different chemical reactions that occur inside our bodies, in addition to keeping our hair and eyes healthy.  Phosopous is a key component in bone health.  Portobello mushrooms also house Vitamin D and Niacin which can both contribute to good moods.

I like cooking portobellos on the grill, just like I would with any other type of “burger” meat.  However, they can also be sliced up and sauted.  My finace will put them in soups.  Here is recipe of a way to make a stuffed portobello mushroom (2). http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/roasted_portobello_caps.html

There are only 109 calories in one of those portobello caps!  Try them and let us know what you think!

Have fun & Be Active!

Rebecca from Build it for Life

ChooseMyPlate. (2015, September 30). Portobello Mushroom. Retrieved January 4, 2016, from https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodapedia.aspx

Roasted Portobello Caps

From EatingWell: January/February 2007 Think of a jumbo stuffed mushroom without all the high-fat ingredients but with all the flavor. Serve these alongside grilled chicken breasts or a juicy steak.

Written by Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca is the Founder of Build It For Life