Bella, beans and broccoli burger
On the menu today is my favorite 3-B burger. That is my baby Bella, black beans and broccoli burgers that are made with the vegetarian in mind, but are suitable for carnivores alike. A hearty, chunky burger that is full of heart healthy ingredients and low on calories is definitely something I like to eat. The best part is that the baby Bella mushrooms can actually trick you into believing you are eating a meat burger. With these three main ingredients, you just cannot go wrong.
Why Bella, Beans and Broccoli Burgers
Baby Bella’s, AKA Cremini mushrooms, are a low fat, no cholesterol, rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. Baby Bella mushrooms are a great source of Selenium, Copper and Vitamins B3 and B5. All of these nutrients provide optimal health support. Selenium provides the enzyme that helps support the immune system. Copper helps to ward off anemia and osteoporosis. Vitamin B3 can help reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoarthritis and diabetes. B5 helps to metabolize protein, fats and carbohydrates and is vital for digestive health. Black beans are a fantastic source of fiber and protein. They are also rich of folate, manganese, vitamin A, B and copper. Black beans have been purported to help with the prevention of heart disease, inflammation, diabetes and some cancers. Black beans provide a lot of bang for the buck in the nutritional department. And finally broccoli; what is not to love about broccoli? It is low in calories and incredibly rich in nutrition, making this one of the worlds healthiest foods. Broccoli is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, as well as significant amounts of antioxidants. Broccoli is fantastic for cardiovascular and digestive support and the prevention of cancer.
A Little Vegetables with My Burger Please
Just think of the amazing health benefits to be gained by eating this burger alone. Now we are going to ramp up that nutritional image just a little more, by Considering that most burgers are made with a healthy topping of even more vegetables. Most people add some lettuce, a tomato slice or even pickles to their burgers, thus providing even more value. Given the opportunity, this could become the burger of choice for many health conscious people worldwide. Just stay away from the fattening spreads such as mayonnaise. A lower calorie alternative would be just a dab of mustard, or consider using a hummus spread instead. If you really want to keep this burger healthy, forgo to bread altogether and enjoy it nestled on a bed of fresh crispy lettuce. Who ever imagined that a “burger” could contain so much nutrition, so few calories and still be so delicious?
For another great tasting Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe see my post here.