Ingredient of the week: Mushrooms

This week I am helping you eat more veggies, rather fungi… Did you know that mushrooms were technically classified as a fungi? Even still mushrooms contain lots of vitamins and minerals and are low in calories. Mushrooms have a “meaty” texture which makes them a great substitute for meat in vegetarian dishes.

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There are many varieties of mushrooms, including white, portabella, oyster, cremini, shitake, chanterelle, and chicken of the woods. Each variety is a little different from the other and some varieties like chicken of the woods are much more expensive than white mushrooms.

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This weeks recipes use cremini, portabella and shitake mushrooms.

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