Meatless Mondays

Plan Your Meatless Mondays with Mushrooms!

Mushrooms are a type of vegetable that comes in many different varieties. There are health benefits and characteristics of mushrooms that are not present in other vegetables. The versatility of mushrooms allows them to be used in nearly any recipe to enhance flavor. Most mushrooms found in grocery stores are good year-round while wild mushrooms have peak seasons.  Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol free, and provide essential nutrients including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, and Vitamin D.

What are the Health Benefits?
  • Lowers risk of some cancers- breast, prostate
  • Helps to maintain blood pressure
  • Helps to maintain blood sugar levels
  • Helps control weight
  • Lowers cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease
Common Varieties of Mushrooms
  • White button
  • Portobello
  • Shiitake
  • Oyster
Varieties of Wild Mushrooms
  • Morels- best in April and May
  • Chanterelle- best June-January
  • Porcini- best in June, September, October
  • Black Trumpet- best in September-December
Ways to Prepare Mushrooms
  • Clean and trim stem
  • Sautéed, grilled, fried, roasted, baked, braised, smoked

Try one of these delicious recipes for your next meatless Monday!

 Portobello Burgers

 Sautéed Mushrooms

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