Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Weight Management Center recently released the findings of a year-long clinical trial that determined overweight and obese participants who swapped a serving of red meat for a cup of white mushrooms lost weight and body fat.
Mushrooms make a GREAT meat substitute. Plus, they contain no fat & almost no calories.
During the study mushroom eaters lost an average of seven pounds, as well as losing inches from their waists!
Below is a great Mushroom Slider recipe created by The Mushroom Council.
- 2 portabella mushrooms, stems removed
- 1/4 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 small high-fiber whole grain dinner rolls
- 8 slices red onion
- 8 slices tomato
Place the portabellas and vinaigrette in a large zip top bag. Zip and lightly rub the vinaigrette into the mushrooms. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. Prepare the grill or a grill pan with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray. Line a plate with a layer of paper towels.
Remove the mushrooms from the bag, drain and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the grill to medium and place the mushrooms gill side down. Cook for 4 minutes, flip and repeat on the other side for about 4 minutes more, or until the both mushrooms are almost cooked through.
Transfer the mushrooms to the paper lined plate, gill side down. Cut each mushroom into quarters and place each quarter on the bottom half of the dinner rolls. Top each with tomato, onion and the remaining dinner roll half and enjoy.
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