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#EatWellLiveWell: Farmers' Asparagus and Mushrooms

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Farmers' asparagus and mushrooms

Whether you prefer portobello, shiitake or other various types of mushrooms, all are packed with the essential nutrients we need. Known as a "functional food," mushrooms are naturally low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and calories. Countless studies have reported that consuming mushrooms on a consistent basis can decrease your risk of serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


Incorporating these beneficial foods into our regular cooking routine not only can prevent serious diseases, but may help current health problems. Most recent studies suggest anti-inflammatory characteristics associated with mushrooms offer assistance for people struggling with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, renal failure and stroke damage. With the arrival of spring weather, boost your health by incorporating these nutrient-rich foods into your cooking routine!


Recipe: Farmers' Asparagus and Mushrooms

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-pound fresh mushrooms, quartered

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, minced

  • kosher salt to taste

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Place the asparagus in an oven-safe bowl.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Lay mushrooms on top of the asparagus as desired.

  6. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.


Nutrition Information Per Serving:

38 calories, 1.8 g fat, .3 g saturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, .4 g polyunsaturated fat, 2.8 g protein, 4.3 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium


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