Mushrooms: The Healthy Meat Alternative

Mushrooms have been part of the healthy eaters' plate for decades. It's one of the most versatile healthy ingredients that you can add to your diet if you're looking to eat less meat. 

Two of the most popular mushrooms worldwide are shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Both of these shrooms have rich, umami flavor and a meaty texture which makes them an ideal alternative to meat. If you're intrigued by these shrooms but aren't sure what to do with them, Gulay ng Bayan gathered a few recipes as your starter pack for these healthy meat alternative!

The healthy side dish

Thinking of a side dish that would go well with rice? Try this delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Stir-fry smothered in oyster sauce by Steamy Kitchen. To make this stir-fry, bring a cup of water to a boil in a wok or saute pan then add the green beans. Cover and let it steam until crisp-tender. Drain the beans, wipe the wok dry and return wok to the stove. On the same wok, heat a cooking oil over high heat and saute your onions and shiitake mushrooms for 3 mins. Turn the heat to medium and toss in your green beans, ginger and the garlic and quickly stir fry until fragrant. Add your oyster sauce and 2 tbsps of water, cook it for a minute then serve! 

Not your ordinary pulled  pork

If you’re looking for ways to make your family eat healthy snacks, try Live Eat Learn’s Mushroom Pulled Pork recipe that totally rivals the real one! To make this tasty vegan pulled pork, you just simply toss the shredded mushroom into a baking tray with spices (1 tsp smoked paprika, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 2 cloves minced garlic) with 1 tbsp olive oil and mix.  Bake it in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F, until all the edges are crispy. Baking the mushrooms gives it a firmer texture that closely resembles a pulled pork. Once cooked, set aside. In a large pan, saute the cooked mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil then add in the BBQ sauce. Cook for 3-5 mins until mixture thickens. It’s a perfect healthy palaman for your sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and more!

To cop these flavorful superfood recipes at home, Gulay ng Bayan offers organic and farm fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms. These mushrooms are harvested daily to ensure its quality and freshness. 

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Mushrooms: The Healthy Meat Alternative
GNB Admin
18 September, 2020
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