Roasted mushrooms with potatoes and green beans

Servings: 5-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 10-12 mushrooms, brushed clean

  • 10 small red potatoes

  • 1 small onion

  • 1/2 lb (250 g) green beans

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

  • salt


DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉ (200℃)

  2. Cut the ends of the green beans, place them in a steaming basket, and steam them for 2-3 minutes, no longer. Rinse them in cold water and set aside.

  3. Wash and scrub the potatoes and place them in a steaming basket. Steam them until they are easily pierced with a fork but not very soft. Let them cool and once they are cold enough to handle them, cut them in half. Set aside.

  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

  5. Trim the ends of the mushroom stems and cut the mushrooms in half. Cut the onion into small wedges and combine with the mushrooms. Place them both on the lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, salt and 1 tbsp of thyme, and toss to coat evenly. Spread the vegetables in an even layer and bake for about 30 min, or until the vegetables begin to brown on the edges.

  6. Carefully remove the tray from the oven, add the potatoes, and carefully rearrange the veggies in a single layer.

  7. Continue to roast for about 7-8 minutes.

  8. Remove the tray from the oven again and add the green beans. Add the remaining fresh thyme and continue roasting for 7-8 minutes longer, or until the vegetables are brown and tender.

  9. Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the vegetables to a serving dish and enjoy.

What are the benefits of this dish?

Both PREbiotics and PRObiotics are essential for optimal gut health and gut healing.

Prebiotics, are types of dietary fiber that the healthy bacteria in our gut feast on. Humans can NOT digest these types of fiber, but some types of gut bacteria can. Prebiotics allow our healthy gut bacteria to grow and thrive to improve gastrointestinal health and other areas of our health. Prebiotics may help with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, increase bone density and strength, and improve brain function. 

 Some of the commonly-known prebiotic foods include onions and mushrooms.

Mushrooms are considered a source of prebiotics because they contain different types of fiber, such as chitin, hemicellulose, mannans, α- and β-glucans, galactans, and xylans.

Green beans aren’t only crunchy, low in calories and rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and silicon, they are an essential addition to any table.

Alongside their chlorophyll content, green beans also contain other phytonutrients that function both as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.

Green beans rightfully belong in the beans and legumes food group, and as such, they are rich in fiber. The fiber in green beans helps to maintain your digestive system in optimal health. Its high silicon content makes green beans your best allied if you are looking to achieve healthy and young bones, skin and hair.


 


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