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Delicious on the Plate, Healthy for Your Heart

February 13, 2018

We love when foods are healthy for our bodies and taste delicious, too. Raise your hand if you agree! Incorporating nutritious foods into your diet can help improve overall health (score!). Not sure where to start? Don’t fret – the mighty, versatile mushroom has answers.

Start with your heart! Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve partnered with The Whole Grain Council and Fruits & Veggies–More Matters® to give your ticker some love. Combine the mighty mushroom (low calorie and fat-free) with any one of these pairings for a healthy helping of delicious:

  • Fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Combine broccoli and mushrooms into recipes for a healthy (and umami-packed) meal!
  • Barley is a whole grain that contains fiber, iron and other important heart-healthy nutrients. Celebrate Heart Month right with the whole grain recipes found below.

Throw on your apron, chop up some ‘shrooms, and dish up a meal your heart (and taste buds) will love.

Mushroom Recipes for Heart Month

Buckwheat Mushroom Kreplach in Dill Tomato Sauce

Cut down your salt intake with a meal that combines umami-packed mushrooms and tomatoes.

Brown Rice Pasta and Mushroom Casserole

This hearty vegan meal is loaded with four different types of mushrooms and layers of fabulous flavors.

Farro with Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale

Wish to go meatless this Heart Month? Look no further.



Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes

Show our body (and heart) some love from your head ‘to-ma-toes’ by swapping out a portion of your meat for mushrooms!

Zesty Skillet Zucchini

Meaty mushrooms, juicy tomatoes, and flavorful zucchini combine to bring you a refreshing (and colorful) dish!

Broccoli Omelet

This omelet combines broccoli and ‘shrooms for an egg-cellent start to your day – or end it right with breakfast for dinner!

 

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