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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Mushrooms …….they are good for you.

Well according to the many articles I’ve read via the internet …mushrooms are good for you. It’s generally thought they are more of an adult food than a children’s food? Not too sure about that, I can remember tucking into them with a deliciously tasting grilled steak, when I was in my teens. And earlier than my teens, when my dear mum used to make a lovely beef steak pie with mushrooms…always served with a thick gravy ooohh it tasted great…the taste buds at just the memory !

Nowadays there are so many different types of mushrooms available in our Farmers Markets and  Supermarkets etc. I have read many articles that quote.
 “They are a good source of the many B Vitamins which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and play a key role in the nervous system…….

Importantly, in the absence of sunlight or supplements, eating mushrooms is a good way to up your vitamin D levels. They are the only vegetarian food source of vitamin D, because ergosterols in mushrooms convert to vitamin D when exposed to light. There is always strong feelings and thoughts about Vitamin D deficiency, which is thought to be quite widespread in Britain.

Research also suggests that mushrooms may have anti-cancer properties, thanks to their rich array of phytochemicals and unique nutrient profile”….
These are words taken from a variety of articles available on the internet, not mine, so if you should require more information please have a read around the many articles available.

Having mushrooms in the house is second nature to me as is having eggs in the house, but a word of warning, I know some people do go mushroom picking in local woods and fields but I would stress this can be incredibly dangerous, if you don’t know your mushrooms, as some can be poisonous …I play safe and buy from my local supermarket.

Have a think about how you could incorporate mushrooms into your menu plans…you could for instance use a grilled portabello mushroom in place of a bun for turkey or beef burgers. Or how about a medley of sauted mushrooms, they are just mouth-wateringly delicious.
Or how about this easy recipe idea:
Portobello mushrooms with pate and cheddar cheese

This food works well as a starter, snack or a main course served with a salad. Portobello mushrooms filled with pate. Cook in an oven at 200c for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with grated cheddar cheese and cook for a further 5 minutes. Easy, lowcarb and tastes great.
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Thanks again for reading……

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Those portobello mushrooms with the pate and cheese go nicely with any meats and have helped keep my blood sugar readings in the 5's.


Anonymous said...

Mushrooms, I like them :)

Judith said...

That sounds good, I would never have thought of cooking pate. I will definitely try it. I like portobello (or any) mushrooms topped with pesto and cheese and baked.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for all your comments....and guess what! My day started with some tasty mushrooms gently cooked in butter and served with a slice of ham and a fried egg.

All the best Jan