One of my favorite healthy things to munch are raw button mushrooms. I could polish off a container in minutes. They’re delicious in salads, as a sauteed topping on a juicy burger, and they add flavor and texture to so many delicious italian meals.
I don’t understand why some people don’t care for them. People like my husband. If I add them to a meal, he picks them out. Just like with my daughter, I have a secret wish that one day he’ll come to his senses and dig in. In the meantime, I’ll continue to hide them where I can in order to keep my family healthy.
Mushrooms are misunderstood. Here are some facts you might not be aware of:
They’re good for you! Mushrooms aren’t only yummy. They’re also fat free and low-calorie for those of us watching our waistlines. They naturally contain vitamins D and B, important minerals like potassium and immune system-boosting antioxidants. Scientists are studying mushrooms for possible cancer-fighting properties.
They help you stretch your dollar. Mushrooms can make a meal go further. Meat is getting more and more expensive, and mushrooms have a great meaty texture. They also take on the flavors of the foods and sauces that they’re cooked with.
They’re the plant of immortality? Well, maybe not really, but this is what Ancient Egyptians might have believed according to hieroglyphics inscribed thousands of years ago. And only royals were permitted to consume them.
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