Mushrooms are a type of fungus that are often grouped as “vegetables” in the supermarket. I love mushrooms because of their umami flavour and meat-like texture, which makes them a great substitute for meat. Mushrooms are low in calories and provide nutrients such as vitamin D, potassium, selenium and B vitamins. They also provide some protein and fibre, which becomes significant if you are consuming them in a bigger portion.
You can be creative in using mushrooms. I add mushrooms to omelet, pizza, lasagna, soup and pasta sauce. If I’m looking for a quick and low-calorie snack, I may stir-fry or microwave 1-2 cups of mushroom in olve oil, and enjoy it with some pepper and lemon juice.
If you are concerned about reducing nutritional losses during food preparation, you may consider microwaving mushrooms or grilling them. Research has shown that these two methods are best for maintaining the nutrients in mushrooms.