The summer grilling season is here and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms are a great substitute to traditional beef, turkey or other veggie burgers. They’re packed with dietary fiber, low in saturated fat and has only 35 calories per cup*. They’re actually a larger version of the crimini mushroom.

Aim 4 Natural crimini mushroom

I often grill these flavorful darlings on an indoor grill and serve with wild rice and asparagus or on a multi-grain bun with all the trimmings. If you love the taste of burgers but want to reduce your fat intake, this is a great alternative. They’re full of flavor and have a thick, meaty texture. Add your favorite seasoning and natural oil (i.e. olive oil) and prepare to be amazed!

Aim 4 Natural Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
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Other Benefits of Portobello Mushrooms*:

  • Low in sodium and cholesterol
  • Great sources of:
    • Protein
    • Thiamin
    • Vitamin B6
    • Folate
    • Magnesium
    • Zinc
    • Manganese
    • Riboflavin
    • Niacin
    • Pantothenic Acid
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Copper
    • and Selenium

*Source: Nutrition Data 

You may recognize some of the above benefits from our post – The Top 4 Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Hair.

Try Grilled Portobello Mushrooms during your cookouts this summer. Below is a simple recipe brought to us by the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic Healthy Recipes. See the ingredients, nutritional value and serving suggestion at the end of the video.

Enjoy and happy grilling!



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Have you tried portobello mushrooms? If so, what is your favorite way to enjoy them? Grilled, baked, broiled?