Mushrooms can help make dishes like casseroles, stews and chiles more healthful. Simply cut back on the meat and add mushrooms, which provide a “meaty” texture and rich flavor.
2 tsp. sesame oil
20 oz. assorted mushrooms (shiitake,button, etc.), stems trimmed, caps sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2-1 Tbsp. minced garlic, or to taste
1 package (10 oz.) ready-to-use spinach leaves, stems removed
6 green onions, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Add all mushrooms and sauté until brown and almost tender, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
Add bell pepper, ginger and garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add spinach and green onions and stir until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 44 calories, 1 g. total fat (0 g. saturated fat), 6 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. protein, 1 g. dietary fiber, 111 mg. sodium.