While Chris and I both love mushrooms, Angeline is not really a fan of our fungi friends. Over the years, I've learned how to incorporate them into our favorite meals in a way that even pleases her picky taste buds! I know that a lot of parents face this same issue, so I thought it would be fun to introduce you all to The Mushroom Council, and their great ideas for bringing more mushrooms into your diets!
How to Include Mushrooms In Any Meal:
- Meatless main courses - given the hearty texture of mushrooms, you can easily turn any meaty dish into a meatless dish! Think of dishes like grilled Portobello mushroom burgers and pasta with sauteed mushrooms and garlic!
- Delicious fillings - making a soup, stew, pasta dish or casserole? Slice up some white button or baby bella mushrooms and include them in the dish!
- Eat mushrooms at breakfast time! - Did you know that mushrooms are the only item in the produce isle that provide Vitamin D? I love adding white mushrooms to my omlets and breakfast burritos!
- Awesome Appetizers. Get a healthy dose of antioxidants (like selenium) by noshing on stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer!
Mushroominfo.com has a full recipe database that can be referenced for mushroom inspiration!
The Mushroom Council will be hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, March 20th 8-9 PM EST to discuss everything mushrooms, from their versatile nature to their flavorful umami qualities.
When: Wednesday, March 20th 8-9 PM EST
Where: Follow the #MushroomDish hashtag on Twitter!
How: To participate, use the party tag during the hour and follow host @ResourcefulMom as well as the evening’s sponsor at @MushroomChannel. You can also connect with The Mushroom Channel on Facebook and Pinterest.
Prizes: 1 $100 Visa Gift Card, 4 $50 Visa Gift Cards, 8 $25 Visa Gift Cards
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/13Xwqi4
You might be wondering...
What is the Mushroom Council and The Mushroom Channel?
Composed of fresh-market mushroom producers or importers, The Mushroom Council's main mission is to promote including mushrooms in a variety of meals. Fat-free, low-calorie and nutrient-dense, mushrooms have natural antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals, making them nature's hidden treasure! This super food is a key ingredient to enhance flavor, extend portion sizes and bring an extra serving of vegetables to the plate for breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner.
In order to promote the consumption of mushrooms, the Mushroom Channel refers to their website and social channels. The main site (mushroominfo.com) hosts all of their mushroom recipes, The Mushroom Council blog!
I hope to see you at the Twitter party!
This post was sponsored by The Mushroom Council, but all opinions are my own.