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The mushroom is a very nutritious food. Differing species can be a good source of vitamin B along with essential minerals such as copper and potassium.

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Veggie Guide: Shopping, Storage, Preparation, and More
  • Choose firm, unblemished caps without mold or wet spots.
  • Refrigerate in an open plastic bag or in original store package for up to 1 week.
  • Wipe dirt off with a damp cloth. Cut off the end of the stem.
  • Eat raw, steamed, sautéed, roasted or grilled
  • Tastes great with beef, chicken, egg, green beans, peas, quinoa or rice
  • Season with garlic, oregano or parsley

Varieties: White, Baby Bella, Portobello, Cremini, Oyster, Shitake

Start Simple with MyPlate

Starting simple is a great way to try out a new vegetable, like mushrooms. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy mushrooms.

  1. Add minced mushrooms to pasta sauce.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms to scrambled eggs
  3. Put sliced mushrooms on pizza as a topping.
Pan Roasted
Chicken & Vegetables

Serves 4
(1/4 recipe servings)

  • 8 red potatoes, washed 
    and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 20 baby carrots
  • 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms
  • 4 (1½ pounds) bone-in chicken thighs,
    skin removed
Roasting Seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • ¾ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, whisk the roasting seasoning ingredients together.
  3. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onions, mushrooms and carrots. Pour half of the roasting seasoning over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables in a single layer in the baking pan.
  4. Place the chicken in the bowl with the rest of the roasting seasoning. Toss to coat and place the chicken pieces over vegetables.
  5. Roast the vegetables and chicken in the oven until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender, about 40-45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️ Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
470 calories; 13g fat; 75g carbohydrates;

17g protein; 8g sugars; 35mg cholesterol; 720mg sodium.

What Else is in Season

Other Vegetables in Season include:

  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips

View our What’s In Season GUIDE for WINTER for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping, storage, preparation, and start simple tips.