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6 Mighty Mushroom Recipes for Nutrition Month

March 1, 2018

Make a More Nutritious Meal with These Mighty Mushroom Recipes for Nutrition Month!

Is it spring yet? If you’re like us, you cannot wait for greener landscapes and more sunshine. Not only is March the start of the spring season, but it’s also National Nutrition Month! That means it’s time to hit the refresh button on your menu.

From power bowls to loaded salads, when it comes to amping up veggies in your meals, mushrooms are first in flavor and a powerhouse of nutrition. Be sure to reach for mushrooms while planning your Nutrition Month menu! Your taste buds will love the umami flavor, as well as the nutritional benefits, that mushrooms add to meals, including:

  • B Vitamins: Mushrooms provide B vitamins, such as riboflavin and niacin, to help keep you energized and ready for whatever the day brings!
  • Selenium: One serving of cremini mushrooms contains 31 percent of the recommended daily intake of selenium – a nutrient that may help the immune system function properly.
  • Vitamin D: One serving of maitake mushrooms contains a whopping 236 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin D! (Fun fact: mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle!)

Join the #BlenditarianChallenge

Eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to stop eating the foods you love. Our secret? We use The Blend for a more nutritious and delicious meal. Simply blend in mushrooms with ground meat to yield less calories, fat and cholesterol compared to the original dish. Not only will you eat better, your favorite meals will taste better too! Ready to do better for National Nutrition Month?

Take the March Blenditarian Challenge today!

Mighty Mushroom Recipes for Nutrition Month

Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms

Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms
Toss fresh zucchini noodles, chopped mushrooms, and an earthy-green sauce together for this nutritious dish!

Mushroom Power Breakfast Bowl

Power Breakfast Bowl
Start your Nutrition Month strong with a breakfast that includes savory portabella mushrooms and a flavorful curry yogurt tahini topping.

Blended Asian Beef Bowl with Cucumber Carrot Salad

Blended Asian Bowl with Cucumber and Carrot Salad
Look at those colors! Mighty mushrooms, crisp cucumbers, and crunchy cashews top a bowl of jasmine rice to make this a most satisfying Nutrition Month recipe.

BBQ Turkey Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Blend meaty mushrooms with lean ground turkey to create a flavorful and nutritious topping for sweet potatoes.

Korean Rice Bowls with Turkey and Mushrooms

Korean Rice Bowls
Mix things up this Nutrition Month with bibimbap. This recipe blends mushrooms, ground turkey and all of your fav veggies.

Mediterranean Mushroom Zucchini Boats

Mediterranean Mushroom-Zucchini Boats
Set your sails for nutrition island! This vibrant dish loads veggies, mushrooms, and feta into zucchini boats for an ultra-fresh meal.

2 responses to “6 Mighty Mushroom Recipes for Nutrition Month”

  1. Rose Marie says:

    I just love these mushroom ideas and recipes!

  2. Rhea says:

    I was attracted to the bbq stuffed sweet potato, but last minute decided against the bbq sauce. The beef and chopped mushrooms were cooked well with garlic, seasoned salt, beef seasoning and liquid aminos. Then deglazed the pan with wine. Put this on the sweet potato loved the savory goodness of the mushrooms enhanced with all the rest!

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