Diet plans. Fancy recipes. Expensive ingredients. Searching for healthy eating solutions can get overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be complicated. By making small, achievable changes, you can make impactful adjustments without breaking the bank or overhauling your lifestyle.
Plus, March is National Nutrition Month, making this the perfect time to create some healthy habits. Here are a few simple tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and how The Blend™ can help.
Tip #1: Eat a Variety of Nutritious Foods.
By blending chopped mushrooms with ground meat, you add variety to your plate with just one extra ingredient. Plus, The Blend works with any type of ground meat for limitless protein flexibility. Mix ground pork into your recipe rotation with these Ground Pork and Mushroom Hand Pies.
Tip #2: Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Veggies.
When you blend, you add a healthy serving of veggies to your meals. Try these Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties served over greens for a veggie-heavy dish that’s full of flavor.
Tip #3: Take Time to Enjoy Your Food.
Eating slowly and taking time to enjoy your food helps with portion control, digestion and overall satisfaction. The Blend is easy to prepare and makes for tasty meals the whole family will love. Spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the food, conversations and connections made during mealtime with this easy Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage Bolognese Recipe.
Tip #4: Explore New Foods and Flavors.
Since mushrooms have such a versatile taste and texture, The Blend is perfect for adventurous flavor seekers. This Blenditarian® Quick Kheema recipe includes fresh ginger, smoked paprika, garam masala and ground cumin for an easy, nutritious meal that excites the senses.
“The Blend takes the flavor of your recipes up several notches by combining them with mushrooms and other ingredients. I’m already a big fan of mushrooms so putting them in my best turkey meatloaf recipe sounded like a great idea to me!”
Recipe Photo Contest: Healthy Hacks Using The Blend
Show us the “healthy hacks” you use on your favorite recipes!
The Blend is an easy way to add a serving of veggies to your plate while still enjoying your favorite meat dishes. When you swap a portion of your meat for chopped mushrooms, you can cut fat and calories but still maintain the meaty flavor that you love.
Enter to Win: Share a picture of your “healthy hacks” blended recipe with us for a chance to win a cooking-themed prize package.
- Make a blended recipe OR make your own blended dish that fits the theme “Healthy Hacks.”
- Share a photo of the recipe on Instagram using #TheBlendChallenge. Profile(s) must be public to be eligible.
- Tag @MushroomCouncil in recipe photo or post copy.
Dish must incorporate the use of finely chopped, fresh mushrooms and ground meat to be considered. Explore blended recipes here.