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Pack a Nutritious Punch in Your Lunch

March 1, 2017

A nutritious lunch can make all the difference in your day!

Avoid the 3 o’clock slump by packing a hearty and healthy lunch that will keep you feeling full and energized all afternoon. Offering beneficial nutrients such as vitamin D, selenium and B vitamins, mushrooms are the ultimate superfood. Make your lunch a true “power lunch” by adding mushrooms!

DYK: Different mushroom varieties offer different health benefits. Switch up the varieties you use in your favorite mushroom recipes.

  • Looking for low-cal? Opt for white buttons. Boasting just 18.5 calories per serving*, white button mushrooms contain the lowest calories of all mushroom varieties1.
  • Say hello to shiitakes for bone health. One serving of shiitake mushrooms is an excellent source of copper1, which helps keep bones and nerves healthy.
  • For immunity, choose cremini. One serving of cremini mushrooms is an excellent source of selenium1, which may help the immune system function properly.
  • Vitamin D = maitake. One serving of maitake mushrooms contains a whopping 236 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin D1.

*Average serving size is 4-5 mushrooms

Nutritious Lunch Recipes

Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Lean ground turkey and white button mushrooms create a hearty topping for tender sweet potatoes. Make them for dinner and bring the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go

Create a comforting lunch to-go with ramen in a jar! Earthy shiitake mushrooms and noodles in a rich broth will brighten your day.

Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties

Spice up your afternoon with savory chicken patties atop a healthy bed of veggies. Lighten your meat serving by blending in flavorful cremini mushrooms.

Marinated Mushroom & Chickpea Salad

This refreshing salad is packed with healthy mushrooms and chickpeas, and can easily be made on Sunday prep days for grab-and-go lunches later in the week!

Garden Mushroom Meatloaf

Boost nutrition and stretch your dollar by blending mushrooms into your beef. This flavorful garden meatloaf is terrific for reheating throughout the week!

Broccolini Mushroom Salad

Load up the greens with this super simple salad. Go full veg, or pair it with salmon or chicken for a delicious and nutritious lunch to keep you going.

 

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