March 9th, 2017
Visit Blenditarian.com to take the pledge and join an emerging movement
Starting today, visit blenditarian.com and join the growing blenditarian movement to “do better” for your health, planet and palate by blending finely chopped mushrooms with meat.
One who believes that the mighty mushroom has meaty powers to make meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable!
Why blend mushrooms + meat?
1. Health: Switching half the meat for mushrooms can cut a burgers’ calories by up to 50 percent.
2. Flavor: The inherent umami means you don’t sacrifice the flavor in your favorite meat dishes.
3. Sustainability: Mushrooms require less resources to grow – making them a gentle crop on the planet.
Get exclusive access to recipes. Find restaurants near you serving up blended dishes. Invite your friends to join. Post your #Blenditarian status on Instagram or Twitter to be featured on our Buzz page. Enter to win blenditarian swag!
Blenditarian.com Website Highlights
A Pledge to Do Better: Pledge to join the movement and receive exclusive blenditarian swag.
Interactive Map: See other blenditarians who have joined the movement and find restaurants serving The Blend in your area.
Buzz: Join the conversation with this real-time, user-generated social media feed.
The Blend Blog: Share your stories and read how The Blend is becoming one of the fastest-growing food trends.
Recipes: Get exclusive chef recipes for blended burgers, as well as tips for incorporating The Blend into your favorite meals.
Blended Burger Project Updates: Learn about our partnership with the James Beard Foundation and how chefs and restaurants across the nation are bringing The Blend to life by creating (better) blended burgers.
March 1st, 2017
A nutritious lunch can make all the difference in your day!
Avoid the 3 o’clock slump by packing a hearty and healthy lunch that will keep you feeling full and energized all afternoon. Offering beneficial nutrients such as vitamin D, selenium and B vitamins, mushrooms are the ultimate superfood. Make your lunch a true “power lunch” by adding mushrooms!
DYK: Different mushroom varieties offer different health benefits. Switch up the varieties you use in your favorite mushroom recipes.
- Looking for low-cal? Opt for white buttons. Boasting just 18.5 calories per serving*, white button mushrooms contain the lowest calories of all mushroom varieties1.
- Say hello to shiitakes for bone health. One serving of shiitake mushrooms is an excellent source of copper1, which helps keep bones and nerves healthy.
- For immunity, choose cremini. One serving of cremini mushrooms is an excellent source of selenium1, which may help the immune system function properly.
Vitamin D = maitake. One serving of maitake mushrooms contains a whopping 236 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin D1.
*Average serving size is 4-5 mushrooms
Nutritious Lunch Recipes
Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Lean ground turkey and white button mushrooms create a hearty topping for tender sweet potatoes. Make them for dinner and bring the leftovers for lunch the next day!
Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go
Create a comforting lunch to-go in a jar! Earthy shiitake mushrooms and noodles in rich broth will brighten your lunchtime and fill you up for the afternoon.
Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties
Spice up your afternoon with savory chicken patties atop a healthy bed of veggies. Lighten your meat serving by blending in flavorful cremini mushrooms.
Marinated Mushroom & Chickpea Salad
This refreshing salad is packed with healthy mushrooms and chickpeas, and can easily be made on Sunday prep days for grab-and-go lunches later in the week!
Garden Mushroom Meatloaf
Boost nutrition and stretch your dollar by blending mushrooms into your beef. This flavorful garden meatloaf is terrific for reheating throughout the week!
Broccolini Mushroom Salad
Load up the greens with this super simple salad. Go full veg, or pair it with salmon or chicken for a delicious and nutritious lunch to keep you going.
1 Popular Mushroom Variety and Nutrition Information
February 10th, 2017
Shroom-mates | noun | Nutritious ingredients that pair perfectly with healthy mushrooms!
February, American Heart Month, is all about sharing the love with our “shroom-mates.” We’ve partnered with shroom-mates USA Pulses, Tomato Wellness and Nourish with Lamb to bring you nutritious, delicious recipes for the heart and plate. Check out the infographic below to see why the versatile mushroom pairs so well with other hearty ingredients, and then get 6 Nutritious Pairings for the Heart & Plate to round out your heart-healthy month!
Mushrooms are low in sodium, cholesterol free, fat free and low in calories.
Pair with Shroom-mates:
Pulses (dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas): Cholesterol-free, low in sodium and an excellent source of fiber. Find more at pulsepledge.com.
Tomato Products: Available year round, contain the antioxidant lycopene and can cool down inflammation (the root of chronic disease). Find more at tomatowellness.com.
Lamb: A source of healthy, unsaturated fats and an excellent source of vitamin B-12 and selenium. Find more at nourishwithlamb.com.
February 1st, 2017
Nutritious Pairings for the Heart & Plate: Mushrooms pair perfectly with other nutritious ingredients – or as we like to call them, “shroom-mates”!
For American Heart Month (and the month of love), we’ve paired up with heart-healthy shroom-mates Tomato Wellness, Nourish with Lamb and USA Pulses to bring you delightful dishes for your heart and plate. Now, throw on your apron, chop up some ‘shrooms, and get ready to celebrate the perks of pairing up!
Combine the mighty mushroom (low calorie, fat free and packed with umami) with any one of these other nutrient powerhouses for a powerful pairing:
- Fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Incorporate mushrooms and tomato sauce into recipes like our Blend Lasagna Roll Ups – just add candlelight for the ultimate dinner for two!
- Lamb provides an excellent source of vitamin B-12, zinc, and the antioxidant, selenium. Nothing says “I love you” like mushrooms stuffed with lamb.
- Pulses are high in fiber and low in sodium. Cozy up close with this nutritious Mushroom and Green Lentil Soup.
Rice Noodle Green Pea Stir-Fry
Shiitake mushrooms and whole green peas shine in this veggie-loaded stir fry.
This minestrone is spiked with loads of dried herbs, colorful rainbow chard, savory crushed tomatoes and lots of mushrooms.
Switch up your weeknight dinner routine by adding savory and lean lamb to a traditional stir-fry.
Marinated Mushroom Bowls with Lentils
You won’t miss the meat in these bowls. Whip ‘em up for your next Meatless (or Mushroom!) Monday!
Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes
Cut back on salt by adding umami-rich mushrooms and tomatoes to make this potato topping the best ever.
Incorporate cholesterol-free mushrooms into ground lamb for a lighter take on a burger.