Posted at: 09/11/2012 1:51 PM

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Must Have Mushrooms

Whether you are grilling out or staying in for a warm bowl of soup or a light salad, mushrooms are a great addition to your day.  Mushrooms not only add great flavor; they are also loaded with antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals.  Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will enlighten your audience on the health benefits of mushrooms and show some tasty ways to enjoy them.

Power of Mushrooms
Mushrooms contain selenium, ergothioneine and polyphenols, which are all antioxidants. Discover how these antioxidants protect your body, and what other nutrients can be found in mushrooms.

Monterey Mushrooms
Did you know that Monterey Mushrooms supply 100% of the Daily Value of vitamin D?  Learn how these mushrooms are packed with so much vitamin D, and why it is important for your health!

More Mushrooms
Try adding mushrooms to your favorite dishes. Their bold meaty flavor will leave you asking for more! Jen will show viewers a savory side option that is great alongside grilled chicken breasts or a juicy steak.

Roasted Portabella Caps

4 large portabella mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup Hy-Vee plain dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons Hy-Vee grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon Grand Selections extra-virgin olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan with cooking spray.

2. Place mushroom caps, gill-side up, on the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, oil and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and additional black pepper in a small bowl. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and top each cap with about 2 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mixture, spreading evenly. Return to the oven and roast until the breadcrumbs are browned, about 5 minutes.

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Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.