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Make Mushrooms Part Of Your Healthy Eating Plan

Mushrooms make a nutritious and flavorful addition to almost any soup, salad or main dish. They’re packed with vital nutrients like riboflavin, niacin, and potassium, and are known to be one of the best sources of antioxidants available. They’re extraordinarily low in calories, weighing in at approximately 20 calories per five medium-sized mushrooms. Best of all, their flavor and texture works well in a wide variety of dishes and styles of cuisine. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, manage diabetes, or just make healthy eating a habit, you can’t go wrong by making mushrooms a key player in your daily meals.

For this unique Mexican-style recipe, you can use common white or button mushrooms, which are inexpensive and readily found at most grocery stores and supermarkets. If you like mushrooms with a stronger flavor and chewier texture, consider spending a little more for porcini, crimini, or portobello mushrooms. No matter what type you use, wash them thoroughly under cold running water before cooking.

Mexicali Mushroom Enchiladas

One dozen corn tortillas
2/3 of a pound of any ground meat or meat substitute. (Beef, turkey, and vegetarian soy-protein “crumbles” all work well. Look for soy protein “crumbles” in the frozen foods section of  psilocybin Mushrooms UK  your supermarket.)
One cup of mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped
1/2 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin powder
1-2 tablespoons vegetable, corn, canola or olive oil for frying
1 large can of enchilada sauce
8-10 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2-3 tablespoons of red chili powder (use more if you prefer a spicier effect)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)

Stir the mushrooms, garlic and onion together in a large, oiled skillet for about 10 minutes on medium heat, or until the mushrooms soften and the garlic and onion begin to brown. Add the ground meat or meat substitute to the skillet and cook together for about five more minutes. Add all of the desired spices to the mixture and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer together for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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