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6 Nutritious Pairings for the Heart & Plate

February 1, 2017

Nutritious Pairings for the Heart & Plate: Mushrooms pair perfectly with other nutritious ingredients – or as we like to call them, “shroom-mates”!

For American Heart Month (and the month of love), we’ve paired up with heart-healthy shroom-mates Tomato Wellness, Nourish with Lamb and USA Pulses to bring you delightful dishes for your heart and plate. Now, throw on your apron, chop up some ‘shrooms, and get ready to celebrate the perks of pairing up!

Combine the mighty mushroom (low calorie, fat free and packed with umami) with any one of these other nutrient powerhouses for a powerful pairing:

  • Fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Incorporate mushrooms and tomato sauce into recipes like our Blend Lasagna Roll Ups – just add candlelight for the ultimate dinner for two!
  • Lamb provides an excellent source of vitamin B-12, zinc, and the antioxidant, selenium. Nothing says “I love you” like mushrooms stuffed with lamb.
  • Pulses are high in fiber and low in sodium. Cozy up close with this nutritious Mushroom and Green Lentil Soup.

Shroom-mates Recipes

Rice Noodle Green Pea Stir-Fry

Shiitake mushrooms and whole green peas shine in this veggie-loaded stir fry.

Mushroom Minestrone

This minestrone is spiked with loads of dried herbs, colorful rainbow chard, savory crushed tomatoes and lots of mushrooms.

Lamb Stir-Fry

Switch up your weeknight dinner routine by adding savory and lean lamb to a traditional stir-fry.

Marinated Mushroom Bowls with Lentils

You won’t miss the meat in these bowls. Whip ‘em up for your next Meatless (or Mushroom!) Monday!

Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes

Cut back on salt by adding umami-rich mushrooms and tomatoes to make this potato topping the best ever.

Cremini-Lamb Burger

Incorporate cholesterol-free mushrooms into ground lamb for a lighter take on a burger.

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