Portobello BurgerSummer is here! While most go to the grill with hamburgers and hot dogs, you can stay healthy with veggie burgers, veggie hot dogs or delicious Portobello mushroom burgers:

These quick and simple burgers are best served on top a whole-wheat bun and dressed up with your favorite toppings!

Serves 4


4 Portobello mushroom caps
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
4 whole-grain burger buns
Optional toppings: ketchup, mustard, sliced red onion, and lettuce or sprouts


Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Use a spoon to scrape the gills off the mushrooms and discard the gills. Place the mushrooms stem side down on a baking sheet and lightly brush each with some of the soy sauce. Sprinkle with a little black pepper.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender. Serve on the buns, topped with any or all of the toppings.

Per Serving: 125 calories; 2 g fat; 13% calories from fat; 8 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 6 g sugar; 4 g fiber; 434 mg sodium

Source: Power Foods for the Brain by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Christine Waltermyer.