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At Nutritious Life, we’re all about healthy grains and other easy, nutrient-dense foods, which is the No. 1 reason we love this recipe crafted by our very own Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN. What’s the second reason? Mushrooms, of course. Fungi are full of health benefits, and shiitakes in particular are not only delicious but rich in polysaccharides and other beta-glucans. These compounds protect against cell damage, help boost immunity and bring down inflammation.
But what’s the point of eating nutrient-dense food if it doesn’t taste good? This recipe adds onion, veggie stock and spices for flavor, and pairs sharp and earthy thyme with nutty farro and meaty, buttery shiitakes for a healthy meal everyone will love.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
In the world of grains, it doesn’t get much more nutritious than farro. This ancient grain is a great source of protein and fiber plus nutrients like magnesium for healthy bones, nerves and muscles; zinc for wound healing and boosting immunity, and vitamin B3 (niacin) for healthy skin, hair and eyes. But shiitake mushrooms are the star of this show, shining through with their rich and savory flavor while helping to fight cancer, boost immunity and support heart health.