|The Mushroom Counsel|
March is National Nutrition month and what better way is there to celebrate then to get your plate in shape with help from The MushroomCouncil, a group of U.S. mushroom growers.
If your looking for ways to lower your calorie intake or to cut your food costs swapping out some of the meat in a recipe and replacing it with mushrooms is a great alternative.
This practice is known as swapability. Mushrooms’ hearty texture and rich flavor allow them to blend seamlessly with meats. Swapping part of the amount of ground beef , turkey or other meat called for in a recipe lowers the calories, fat and sodium while still leaving you feeling full and satisfied after a meal.
Mushroom Burger Wrap recipe can be found here
Some interesting information about mushrooms supplied by The Mushroom Counsel
Mushrooms and Meat: The Perfect Partner
· Replacing some of the ground beef, turkey, or other meat with mushrooms is an easy technique called “swapability”
· Mushrooms’ hearty texture and flavor make them compatible with meats both as a complement or replacement
· Swapping in mushrooms for a portion of the higher-calorie ingredients, like meat, in a dish reduces calories, fat and sodium without compromising on flavor
· The “swapability” approach is an economical way to make family meals more nutritious
· This simple three-step “swapability” strategy is perfect for family favorites like burgers, lasagna, pizza, chili – or any dish that calls for ground meat:
o Chop up your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground beef or tu
o Cook and season mushrooms the same way you would meat;
o Combine the cooked meat and mushrooms and use the mix to complete your recipe.
Eating Healthy Never Tasted So Good
· Mushrooms are not only low in calories and fat-free, but their flavorful umami content allows for less salt to be used in a dish, without compromising taste
· Mushrooms are the only fresh fruit or vegetable with vitamin D
· Within the produce aisle, mushrooms are a leading source of the antioxidants selenium and ergothioneine; these antioxidants help maintain a healthy immune system
· Mushrooms provide B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid; B vitamins help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates
Cremini & Pork Meatball recipe
National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to start eating healthier with mushrooms.
Join the Mushroom Counsel for a Twitter party on Monday, March 12th at 8:00 PM EST. The event hashtag is #Mushrooms and there will be prizes awarded. (US and Canada, 18+). RSVP is available at: http://resourcefulmommy.com/8634/mushroom-channel-<wbrrel= />twitter-party/
See you there!
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by the Mushroom Counsel and Global Influence Network. All opinions are my own.