With their savory tastes and heft, cooking with mushrooms is an inexpensive and simple way to go meatless.

Of course, there are all kinds of meat substitutes on the market that replicate the look and taste of animal protein. Mushrooms are natural alternatives to meat. They don’t mimic the flavor of meat, but they bring their own earthy flavors that take your dishes to a whole new level.

These fungi are budget-friendly, and they pack a serious nutritional punch! They have way more vitamin D, B2, B12, and selenium than those other meat imposters. And did we mention they are way lower in sodium? Healthy, delicious, and easy on the wallet – what’s not to love?

Are you craving a juicy burger? Swap that beef patty with a mouthwatering portobello. Are you feeling adventurous? Try mashing cremini mushrooms to make the base of mock ground beef. And who says you can’t grill lion’s mane mushroom and turn it into a steak substitute?

Be creative. Because there are so many types of mushrooms, you have a variety of textures and tastes that can be turned into treats for meat lovers. Experiment with different mushrooms on pizza, on kebabs, and in tacos – your tastebuds will thank you!

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