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Take On 2021 With A Strong Immune System

January 4, 2021

Happy New Year, friend! 

Look at you! You made it to 2021. That is certainly something to be proud of. With 2020 finally behind us, it’s time for a fresh, healthy start. Getting your immune system in tip-top shape is a great way to prepare for the year ahead. 

What is immunity? 

Immunity refers to the body’s ability to resist infection and disease. The immune system is the network of cells, tissues and organs in your body that helps keep you healthy.

Why is it important? 

Your immune system helps protect your body from harmful bacteria, viruses and germs that could make you ill. It works hard every day without you even noticing, but there are easy ways you can support it to help keep your immune defenses strong. 

How can you support it? 

Nutrition plays a major role in the function of the immune system. Consuming sufficient amounts of immune-supporting nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin C, selenium and more is a good way to help your immune system. 

Kitchen Tip: Blend Mushrooms With Meat

Mushrooms are an excellent source of selenium, an antioxidant that’s key in healthy immunity. Add nutritious mushrooms to your meals with The Blend™!

Healthy Dinner Ideas 

Get grooving on your 2021 nutrition goals with these healthy dinner recipes. 

Shrimp Cobb Salad With Smashed Potatoes and Mushrooms

Bowl of shrimp cobb salad next to cutting board of vegetables.

Leave boring salads behind and step into the new year with exciting bowls of flavor like this nutrient-packed cobb salad.  

Sheet Pan Mushroom Fajitas 

Three mushroom fajitas served on a sheetpan.

Cooking for the family? These mushroom fajitas are super easy to make and taste just as vibrant as they look. Once you put them on the table, everyone will be excited to dig in. 

Wilted Spinach Salad With Rotisserie Chicken, Crispy Potatoes and Pesto 

Plate of wilted spinach salad with chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, pesto and Parmesan cheese.

Remember what we said about boring salads? They’re cancelled. Here’s another delicious way to get in your greens while indulging in a tasty combination of warm flavors. 

Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles With Mushrooms

Get your noodle fix and a generous serving of veggies in one delicious dish. These addicting zoodles are tossed in kale and basil pesto with meaty chopped mushrooms incorporated throughout for added depth and nutrition.

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