Portobello mushrooms are versatile and healthy! They provide 11% of the daily fiber requirement and contain approximately 30 calories per serving.
Mushrooms convert sunlight into vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, two essential nutrients for maintaining bone strength and health.
Portobellos also contain antioxidants, vitamin B, potassium, and selenium.
They are a plant-based delicacy that, when cooked correctly, mimick steak.
This recipe uses 4 to 8 mushroom caps. There is enough filling for all 8 mushrooms or 4 mushrooms with a side of the Spinach Artichoke filling.
These filled mushrooms take a few extra steps, however, the result is deliciousness on a plate.
Ask anyone that knows their beans, especially vegans, just how nutritious and delicious chickpeas are, and they are low in fat! One cup contains 269 calories and a whopping 14.5 grams of protein with only 4 grams of fat. In addition, if you are looking to increase your fiber, chickpeas contain 12.5 grams along with 80.4 mg of calcium and nearly 80 mg of magnesium.
Chickpeas contain all nine essential amino acids which make them a complete protein, necessary building blocks that keep bodies functioning properly.
And, with the spinach, this soup is one of the healthiest in my repertoire and is also fantastic when you have a cold or flu.
Zucchini is almost as versatile as broccoli. Just slice it, dice it, saute it, fry it, bake it and voila…kitchen miracles can happen! I really am not a huge fan of cooked spinach because it reminds me of the canned variety I had to eat as a kid. But fresh spinach with just slight wilting is amazing!
The addition of the hot noodles and roasted zucchini brings this salad to another level. And, don’t forget the Avocado Dressing for an amazing taste sensation!