Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
September is National Mushroom Month and LA Weight Loss is celebrating. Why? Mushrooms are versatile little powerhouses that can be added or substituted into recipes, lowering calorie counts and boosting nutrition for quick, healthy meals.
With only 18 calories per serving, many wrongly assume that mushrooms are mostly made of water, containing little nutrition. On the contrary, mushrooms are a good source of the antioxidant selenium, B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, and contain close to 300 mg of potassium per serving. They’re also one of the few foods in the American diet that offer a natural source of vitamin D, with 15 IU per serving.
While September is National Mushroom Month, it’s natural to wonder: how often someone can really build a meal out of mushrooms? In reality, many of LA Weight Loss’ top-rated recipes contain mushrooms either as a key or secondary ingredient. On their own, mushrooms make great additions to traditional comfort-food dishes – such as lasagna, mac `n cheese or burgers – because they add a meaty texture and subtle flavor without the calories or fat that additional meat or cheese would contribute. As part of an LA Weight Loss recipe, mushrooms play a key or supporting role in the following delicious dishes – and all have been designed to keep those weight-loss goals on track.
White Chicken Chili – Enjoy a fall favorite with this recipe. Lean ground chicken, mushrooms and white beans star in this protein-packed hearty chili. Tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic and plenty of spice heat things up when it’s cold outside. Find full instructions in the Celebrating Chicken cookbook.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms – Make entertaining easy with flavorful, make-ahead crab-stuffed mushrooms from the LA Weight Loss Appetizer cookbook. Before guests arrive, detach mushroom stems from caps. Chop stems and sauté with seasonings and canned, water-packed crab meat until tender. Stir in breadcrumbs and cheese before dividing amongst mushroom caps. When guests arrive, simply bake and serve.
Turkey Burgers on Portabella Mushrooms – For a new twist on turkey burgers, try topping with grilled portabella mushrooms. That’s right – lose the bun for weight-loss success. Combine lean ground turkey, egg white, oregano and onion powder to form patties. Grill burgers; when nearly cooked through, top with cheese and add portabella caps to the grill. Top a grilled portabella cap with spinach, turkey patty with cheese and add fresh onion and tomato. Enjoy often and with other recipes from the LA Weight Loss Good Grilling cookbook for weight-loss success.
“Most of us get bored – and so many diets fail – when we have to eat the same thing over and over. That’s why National Mushroom Month is a great time to experiment and try new recipes to keep weight loss on track,” said Caroline Kolompar, Chief Marketing Officer at LA Weight Loss. “With LA Weight Loss, you can enjoy real food with your friends and family and still meet your weight-loss goals.”
About LA Weight Loss
Since 1997, LA Weight Loss has helped millions of people reach their long-term weight loss goals. With the convenience of LA’s at-home program, members lose an average of one to two pounds per week and learn how to keep it off for good. At LA Weight Loss, healthy living is not just for the rich and famous – it’s for everyone. For more information about LA Weight Loss, visit http://www.LAWeightLoss.com.