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July 4, 2017

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Mushrooms provide loads of vitamins and antioxidants to help prevent chronic disease.


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Barbeque-Style Portobellos

Portobello mushrooms make a delicious meal when simmered in a spicy sauce and served with quinoa, brown rice, or pasta.

Makes 2 servings


2 large portobello mushrooms 
1/2 cup vegetable juice 
1/4 cup apple juice concentrate 
1/2 cup roasted red peppers 
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar 
2 teaspoons chili powder 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Cut into 1/2-inch strips. 

Combine vegetable juice, apple juice concentrate, red peppers, soy sauce, vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, and black pepper in a blender. Process until smooth, then transfer mixture to a nonstick skillet and heat until bubbly.

Add mushroom strips, turning to coat evenly with sauce. Cover and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D. 

Per serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 132; Fat: 1.2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.2 g; Calories from Fat: 8.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 4.7 g; Carbohydrates: 28.9 g; Sugar: 19.9 g; Fiber: 3.9 g; Sodium: 589 mg; Calcium: 31 mg; Iron: 1.8 mg; Vitamin C: 97.9 mg; Beta-Carotene: 1906 mcg; Vitamin E: 1.6 mg

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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