Healthy on Plate, Gentle on the Planet – Do Better for Our Earth with these Earth Month Mushroom Recipes!
Drive less. Recycle more. Ditch the plastic. These are just a few of the many tips for leading a more sustainable lifestyle. Much like setting resolutions in January, April reminds us to evaluate the toll we take on our planet. Though keeping the Earth healthy is a year-round responsibility, take the time this Earth Month to make ‘going green’ a daily (and life-long) way of living!
Did you know you can eat more sustainably, too? Add earth-friendly ingredients to the grocery list to do better for our planet – starting with mushrooms! Not only are they delicious, mushrooms “can be considered one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States.*” That’s because they require minimal resources for production:
- 1.8 gallons of water per 1 pound of mushrooms*
- 1.0 KWH of electricity per 1 pound of mushrooms*
- 1 acre produces up to 1 million lbs of mushrooms annually*
- After harvesting, mushrooms can be recycled back into the potting soil*
Fun(gi) Fact: 1 pound of mushrooms generates only .7 lbs of CO2 equivalents – that’s equal to driving a car one mile!*
Earth Month Mushroom Recipes
Shiitake Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Stir Fry
Fresh veggies, earthy mushrooms, and smoked tofu – ‘going green’ has never been more delicious!
Greek Baked Eggs
Featuring the flavors of the Mediterranean, your taste buds will declare this earth-friendlier dish delicious!
Spring Mushroom Galette
Full-bodied crimini and flavor-intensifying white buttons make this Earth Month dish every bit as savory as stunning!
Oyster Mushroom Spring Rolls
Eating better is doing better. Roll into Earth Month with the cool yet zesty flavors of spring!
Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties
Go green – literally! Layer leafy greens, crisp veggies, and juicy blended patties for a more sustainable meal.
Layer on the delicious flavors! Top a bed of leafy greens with The Blend, fresh veggies, and cheese for this tasty dish.