Healthy and Flavorful Meals to Keep you Motivated

January is the month that can make or break a new year’s resolution.  Mushroom Council representative, Bart Minor, is sharing his healthy eating progress for 2013 and three recipes to keep you motivated.

Coming out of a busy holiday season filled with endless meals and ample amounts of treats can make you feel sluggish and unmotivated – making it very hard to achieve your goals. Whether it’s exercising more or making small changes in your diet, taking the time to build a healthy habit is crucial during the first few weeks of your resolutions. In fact, the majority of New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first two weeks.

On the 25th day of my healthy eating new year’s resolution  I can say with pride and confidence that I feel much healthier (not to mention 15lbs lighter). It is this healthy endurance that is keeping me motivated. I’ve also discovered that just because something is healthy, doesn’t mean it’s flavorless.

Here are three mushroom recipes that I have recently re-discovered in our recipe database that pack both a nutritional and flavorful punch.

Mushroom Barley Risotto
Surprise taste buds by lightening up traditional risotto. Mushrooms, barley and basil combine in this hearty, vegetarian dish.

Quick Chicken and Mushroom Indian Curry
Chicken and mushrooms combine with Indian Curry spices in this quick, healthy & flavorful dinner recipe.

Mushroom Bassar: White Button Mushrooms in Onion Chile Sauce (Food service quantity)

“Loosely translated Bassar means with lots of onions.  Here I have given you a basic Bassar sauce recipe and finished it with a mélange of mushrooms.  Serve it with Basmati rice or Indian flatbreads.” ~ Chef Neela Paniz

What are some of your healthy yet flavorful recipes?

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