As promised! Last week Steve and I followed a plant-based diet for the week. We (he) have been watching quite a few documentaries on the importance of eating healthy and how incorporating a plant-based diet can help with several medical items (low cholesterol, improve sleep quality, etc.) so we decided to give a mini trial a go! Meal planning for the week wasn’t that difficult as we actually incorporate several vegetarian/plant-based recipes into our normal repertoire.
During the summer, a serious go-to recipe is our Portobello mushroom burgers so I knew it had to be on the list! These mushrooms are super simple, using ingredients out of our garden and are exceptionally filling. Win, win, right? I thought so at least.
I marinated these bad boys for 2 whole days in the fridge, but even a 30-minute soak will do wonders with this balsamic concoction! I know when I mention these to many meat-lovers (including myself before Steve got me hooked) they turn up their nose… “It can’t possibly fill me-up”, “nothing is as good as a regular meat-based burger”, “ewwww mushrooms” – needless to say the list of excuses goes on. BUT, to be honest, these burgers are extremely meaty (check the filling box) and exploding with flavor; even the biggest meat lover will LOVE!
Try these for your next meatless Monday or incorporate them into any weekly meal plan like we did!