Mushrooms are one of my favorite veggies– except that they’re really not a vegetable at all. Mushrooms are a fungus- a plant that has no leaves, no roots, and no seeds. Mushrooms don’t have chlorophyll, vitamin A or vitamin C. But its not what they aren’t or don’t have that make mushrooms so important for a healthy diet.
Mushrooms have this wonderful meaty texture yet clock in at only 20 calories per cup which delivers a few grams of protein as well as healthy amounts of B vitamins and iron. Keep in mind that dried mushrooms lose a good deal of this nutrition. Fresh cooked mushrooms have 3X the niacin, 2X the iron and 15X the riboflavin of serving of canned mushrooms. This is not such a hardship since canned … Continue Reading… →
This week Geri of Fab Over 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. What other site has giveaways that include weekend vacations to beautiful resorts, group product testing that yields real answers and a panal of stylists that offer their individual opinions on the same outfit? I am also a huge fan of FOF personal stories which recently included the sobering tale of a successful decorator who through a series of financial mishaps found herself homeless. You don’t have to be over 50 to love this site!
I am not ashamed to admit that I am a foodie. I love trying new restaurants, collecting collecting cookbooks and finding the best brie in the neighborhood. But when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I had to change the way I cooked and ate. Simply … Continue Reading… →