Mushrooms add a delicious savour and heartiness to winter food. Not to mention that they are full of important nutrients, including minerals and vitamins such as copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins.
According to the New York Times, mushrooms are also “high in antioxidants like selenium and glutathione, substances believed to protect cells from damage and reduce chronic disease and inflammation.”
These are great reasons to eat more mushrooms this type of year, and they go brilliantly with a wide range of cuisines.
Mushrooms are of course a classic element of the English cooked breakfast. For something a bit lighter and brighter, try this one-pan mushroom brunch recipe.
For lunch, mushrooms are a great ingredient in pasta, soup or stir-fries. Try a garlicky mushroom penne pasta dish, spicy mushrooms with broccoli noodles, a warming veggie ramen bowl or mushroom soup.
Mushrooms are perfect in filling, energy-giving cold-weather meals. Load a lasagnawith mushrooms, or make a rich tomato-based mushroom stew. Portobello burgersare a fun veggie meal for lunch or dinner, while lentil and mushroom risotto is equally delicious as leftovers!
Whether you are vegan, veggie, or simply wanting to balance your diet by eating more vegetables, this is the time to take advantage of the flavour, texture and variety of this great seasonal food!
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