To Bronze Them or Use Them for Sauce








Mushrooms aren’t just for vegetarians, especially because they are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. If grown in light, the nutrients include Vitamin D. and with more than 2,000 varieties of edible mushrooms, there’s plenty of variety to choose from for cooking.

Here’s another recipe challenge featuring two ideas for cooking the funghi.

Bronzed Mushrooms


  • 8 oz. cremini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh savory
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. sherry

Each serving of this dish contains 111 calories and only 8 grams of fat.  The instructions for preparing this dish, found on the Saint Peter’s Better Health Library, suggests adding reduced fat sour cream if a creamed version of the dish is desired.

Here’s a second recipe for a sauce you can make with mushrooms. The instructions for this recipe also can be found in the low-carb section of the Saint Peter’s Better Health Library.


Mushroom Sauce for Veggies 


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts or broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, or turnips
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

Each serving of this sauce contains 70 calories and only 1 g fat.  The nutritional information also is available on the Saint Peter’s Better Health Library, one of the features on




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