Back to School With The Blend

As your kids fill their backpacks with fresh pencils and notebooks to prepare for another year of learning, schools across the country are planning their menus and, for many, that includes mushrooms. In fact, The Blend is served in 15% of all K-12 school districts, and thousands of colleges and universities have blended burgers on their menus, too.

Blending mushrooms with meat adds flavor and volume to your recipes at home, but the trending technique also makes sense in schools. Even when cooking for hundreds of students, The Blend is gentle on the planet, healthy on the tray and can help schools extend their food budgets without sacrificing flavor. Most importantly, The Blend supports consumption of vegetables among students. From burgers to tacos, blended recipes combine the flavors kids love with the nutritional benefits of mushrooms that parents appreciate.

Is your school district blending? Let us know by tagging @MushroomsK12 on Twitter!

Blenditarian Community

Dayle Hayes | IG: @schoolmealsthatrock

“As a school nutrition cheerleader, my work is focused on making sure all school meals are as delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly as possible. Blended entrees like burgers, meatballs and tacos are a win-win-win for school nutrition programs. They have layers of umami flavor, they are lower in fat and sodium than other school products, and hungry students love them!”

August Recipe Challenge: Blended Pasta Sauce

Add another dimension to your pasta with this foolproof blended sauce. Make this recipe (or any meat/mushroom blended recipe) to enter to win a $50 grocery gift card. Show off your blending skills by posting your August blended recipes to social media with the hashtag #blenditarian. Winners announced around the 25th of each month.

Recipe: Blended Pasta Sauce

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The “Blenditarian Monthly Recipe Challenge” is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states/D.C. who are at least 18. Void outside the 50 U.S. states/D.C. and where prohibited or restricted by law. Enter during 11 monthly contest periods from 2/1/19 through 12/20/19. Subject to Official Rules available here. Sponsor: Mushroom Council, Redwood Shores, CA, 94065.