For a delicious starter, stuff fresh mushrooms with a savoury mixture of chicken sausage, vegetables and a sprinkling of cheese. They're surprisingly low in fat because they are not made with pork sausage meat but they still taste great.
*Use the stuffing to fill 2 large portobello mushrooms, gills removed. *Try using a low-fat spicy chicken or turkey sausage. *For a softer filling, use fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs. Crumble the bread in a food processor or blender.
Mushrooms may not offer many vitamins and minerals, but researchers are now discovering that they are rich in healing phytochemicals. Among the healthiest of the mushrooms are shiitakes.