New Year’s resolutions are in full effect. Like most of you, we are ready to take control of 2016 with a healthy and delicious meal plan. This year, the Mushroom Council would like to encourage everyone to see their resolutions through by consuming fewer calories and making informed food choices. Lucky for us, mushrooms can help!
Whether you are preparing appetizers, lunch or dinner, it’s easy to incorporate nutritious mushrooms:
- Add mushrooms as a topping to favorites like avocado toast and seared salmon. Boosts flavor and nutrients in a matter of minutes.
- Blend meat and mushrooms to naturally lower calories and saturated fat in classic dishes like meatloaf and fried rice. Don’t sacrifice flavor, mushrooms add umami.
- Get creative and serve mushrooms in new ways! Stuff them with winter veggies or wrap a delicious Asian blend in buttery Boston lettuce.
How will you add mushrooms to your 2016 resolutions?
Lighten up lettuce wraps by blending half the beef with meaty tasting mushrooms.
Jennifer Farley from Savory Simple turns her favorite winter salad into a gourmet meal with a hearty portabella as the base.
For this Pork Mushroom Fried Rice recipe use half ground mushrooms and pork, along with flavorful Chinese inspired flavors.
An open-faced sandwich, lightly toasted, topped with fanned avocado, piled high with caramelized mushrooms, sprinkled with aged cheese and then finished with a few micro greens.