This recipe was created by Melissa Jones, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who works in the aged care and disability sector. Melissa has kindly volunteered here expertise and knowledge to help us bring healthy and nutritious recipes to people with musculoskeletal conditions.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin needed for our bodies to function at their best. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium which helps keep bones, teeth and muscles strong.
It’s known as the sunshine vitamin for good reason as we mainly get it from exposure to the sun. Not many foods are good sources of vitamin D, some milks and milk alternatives have vitamin D added in, but mushrooms are the only naturally occurring source! Just like humans, mushrooms can make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.
This Portobello mushroom burger, with all its fillings, is not only a source of vitamin D but also a great source of calcium too!
• 4 Portobello mushroom caps
• ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon died basil
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4 slices of tasty cheese (or any cheese you enjoy)
For the burger: