Blended Burgers Are Healthy Options

A Healthy New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Pledging to have a healthier 2017? Pledge to be a Blenditarian.

If you’re one of the many Americans determined to kick off 2017 on a healthy note but don’t know where to start, set yourself up for success by making one small change at a time. Rather than focusing on what to eliminate from your diet, which may leave you feeling deprived, challenge yourself to incorporate more filling fruits and veggies into your meals.

By adopting The Blend, you’re able to reap the health benefits of mushrooms without sacrificing the flavor of your favorite recipes. See why so many Registered Dietitians are jumping on the trend to blend:

  • Mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle, and are “quite stealthy when it comes to decreasing the red meat in a recipe while preserving a savory taste.” – Sheah Rarback, RD and Miami Herald contributor
  • Mushrooms are rich in umami, one of the five basic tastes meaning “pleasant savory taste” in Japanese. Umami’s flavor-enhancing capabilities let us cut back on salt in meals. “Adding sliced mushrooms to meat-based sauces or stews, or diced cooked mushrooms to burger meat before forming it into patties, adds another layer of umami while lowering fat and calories.” – Carrie Dennett, RD and Seattle Times Contributor
  • Mushrooms contain Ergothioneine, an amino acid that our bodies don’t produce and that appears to protect our cells from damage by unhealthy free radicals.” – Carrie Dennett, RD and Washington Post Contributor.
  • Mushrooms are an excellent source of important nutrients, including niacin, riboflavin, potassium and selenium.” – Min Kwon, RD and Food Network contributor

Discussion: What are your 2017 resolutions?