Mushrooms, packed with cancer-preventive nutrients, stand in for meat in this easy and affordable Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe. A grilled red pepper yogurt sauce combines antioxidants with healing compounds in yogurt, as a healthier alternative to fat-based spreads. As a whole, this recipe serves as a brain healthy food.
Living beyond Breast Cancer Awareness month means making better, more wholesome foods, choices for breakfast, dinner and lunch. Snacking between meals will make each recipe more satisfying and focused on flavor and taste.
As we begin our bigger meal option like lunch and dinner not super hungry, we will make healthier choices in ingredients we cook with or buy healthier foods from the the menu.
How do you make a Portobello Mushroom Burger a HEALTHY Option?
First off, opt in for grilling and steaming, avoiding the carcinoges formed during the frying process. Try not to grill portobello mushroom “to death.” Rather allow each mushroom cap to soften under the marinade during grilling.
Or, for a richer flavor, stir in any high-quality or homemade mayonnaise or creme fraiche instead of the yogurt. However, for my healthier version I do use a nonfat probiotic-rich greek yogurt. Our gut needs gut-friendly bacteria to digest well and power up our immune system.
If you are cooking with more plant-based ingredients, mushrooms are the power houses hosting Vitamin B2 known as Riboflavin. This vitamin is responsible for breaking up sugar for fuel. And who wouldn’t like to burn sugar for energy? I do!
Here’s yet another nutrient-dense recipe for your well-being. Boost your body and brain with the power of a Garlic Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms appetizer.
How do you cook a HEALTHY Version of a Portobello Mushroom Burger?
Add vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients to your healthier version of a Portobello Mushroom Burger sandwich! You can even leave out bread completely and use lettuce leaves instead.
I really appreciate a good sauce with many foods. This recipe has a unique mix of roasted red bell peppers and yogurt. If you for some reason do not want to use this spread sauce, then choose your own.
For a richer flavor, stir in any high-quality or homemade mayonnaise or creme fraiche instead of the yogurt. You can flavor any mayo or creme fraiche base with your choice of brain healthy foods.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger
Mushrooms, packed with cancer-preventive nutrients, stand in for meat in this easy recipe. A red pepper sauce combines antioxidants with healing compounds in yogurt, as a healthier alternative to fat-based spreads.
Or, for a richer flavor, stir in any high-quality or homemade mayonnaise or creme fraiche instead of the yogurt.
- 4 medium Portobello mushrooms stems removed
- 2 Tbsp OLIVE oil for brushing mushroom caps
- 4 high-fiber or gluten-free rolls split
- ½ medium avocado pitted, peeled, sliced
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- 2 cups baby arugula leaves tightly packed
- 3 jarred roasted red bell peppers drained thoroughly
- 2 small garlic cloves chopped
- ½ cup unsweetened, fat-free Greek yogurt
- Salt, pepper to taste
Preheat grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, preheat oven broiler to high, with rack in upper third of oven.)
While grill is heating, in a small food processor, combine red bell peppers and garlic, and process until smooth. Transfer to a small dish and stir in yogurt. Season with salt and pepper.
Brush inside and outside of mushroom caps with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 10 minutes, flipping mushrooms halfway through cooking, until tender.
To serve, spread tops and bottoms of rolls with red pepper yogurt spread sauce. Layer avocado, onion and arugula on bottom rolls and place one mushroom on each roll. Cover with top rolls and serve immediately.
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