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Mushrooms are not only earthy and delicious, they’re also a great addition to a healthy diet. Many people only eat them at dinner time — as a garnish for steak, in gravy for mashed potatoes, or sliced raw in a salad — but this fungus can be used for so much more. Utilize your mushrooms for every meal — breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin B, essential minerals, and potassium. Start your day off right with a Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Bake. It’s a breakfast casserole packed full of shiitake mushrooms, bacon, rosemary bread, and Cheddar that makes the perfect dish for busy mornings — just throw it together the night before.
For lunch, have a tasty and healthy salad with raw mushrooms. Just massage kale for a few minutes with two tablespoons of olive oil until it starts to wilt, then add in mushrooms, vinegar, and sesame oil for a delicious and quick salad. Transform it into a dinner dish with a side of baked chicken, fish, or shrimp, or, if you’re looking for a hearty side, make a mushroom salad with orzo or rice.
Want mushrooms for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? The Daily Meal has got you covered with 10 recipes you can enjoy for every meal. Here are a few to get you started:
Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Bake
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This savory egg bake can be assembled the night before you want to bake it, making it a delicious solution for brunch or a quick weeknight dinner. The beauty of this dish is that you can use any ingredients you have on hand — replace the rosemary bread with leftover sourdough, swap mozzarella cheese for the Cheddar, or use shallots in place of the onion — use what works. — Kristie Collado
Chicken and Mushrooms
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For a quick but impressive dinnertime recipe, make this dish with sautéed chicken and mushrooms.