Posts Tagged ‘Family Meals’

Get Back in the Habit of Quick Family Meals with Mushrooms

Much like the new calendar year which brings about inspiration for change, preparing for the start of a new school year offers the opportunity to reset and revamp our habits. The days of all-day play and improvised mealtimes will soon be behind us, here to stay are quick weekday meals perfectly placed in your family’s busy schedule. The return to a structured schedule offers the opportunity to ease back into healthier habits. To inspire your family’s shift to a busier schedule, we’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite recipes – a mushroom meal for every day!

Start the week right with a mushroom-filled breakfast. Make breakfast time less hectic by whipping up a quick five minute scramble mug to help fuel your family and tackle the day.

Spice up Tuesday’s dinner with a blended chorizo and mushroom taco recipe the whole family can gather around! Letting kids get creative with their toppings makes this meal a win-win.

Pack a power lunch with a satisfying portabella pasta salad. Mushrooms add savory flavor to this light, quick and easy meal – perfect for brown-bagging the leftovers!

This crowd-pleasing favorite is perfect for any busy schedule. Blending a portion of mushrooms with ground beef adds a kick of flavor while sneaking nutritional benefits into this one-skillet meal. Bonus – only one dish to wash!

TGIF! Put a twist on family pizza night with this veggie pizza – thinly sliced mushrooms, red onions and zucchini roast as the three cheeses melt.

Saturday’s a day of play! Make the most of the extra time on the weekends by putting together a decadent lunch. This mushroom tart may look difficult to make, but it’s actually a simple task, when you start with a premade crust.

Wrap up the weekend with a classic mushroom brunch. This portabella eggs benedict recipe is a savory way to start a lazy Sunday.

 

Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Robyn from Add a Pinch shares a perfect summer recipe for a salad you can eat with your hands.

Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe by addapinch.com

Lately, my family has loved having these Mushroom Lettuce Wraps for a quick lunch or supper. Since they are such a simple recipe to pull together and utilize ingredients that I usually have on hand, they make a great go-to meal when we are in a hurry.

I begin by tossing my sliced mushrooms into a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. Then, I add in a can of drained cannellini beans, tomatoes, diced onions, diced peppers, and a few other things and allow it all to cook for the peppers and onions to soften.

These mushroom lettuce wraps make the perfect thing to make when you are looking for a quick-fix meatless meal that everyone will enjoy. If you don’t want to go meatless, make it a blend with chicken or steak. You’ll get all of the flavors you love in one delicious bite.

Paired with my simple roasted red pepper ranch dressing, these mushroom lettuce wraps are truly one of those meals I turn to time and again. I think you will, too.

Here’s my Mushroom Lettuce Wraps recipe along with the quick and easy roasted red pepper ranch dressing that I use as well. You’ll love them!

Hope your family enjoys these Mushroom Lettuce Wraps as much as we do!

Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sliced portabella mushrooms
  • 1 (10-ounce) can cannelini beans
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper (green, red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8-12 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves

Instructions:

  1. Drizzle olive oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, beans, onion, peppers, tomato, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until onions and peppers have become tender, approximately 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. As mushroom mixture is cooking, wash lettuce leaves and place onto paper towels. Gently pat lettuce leaves dry with additional paper towels.
  3. Assemble mushroom lettuce wraps by spooning about 1/4 cup of mixture into each lettuce leaf and placing onto a platter. Serve roasted red pepper ranch on the side.

Roasted Red Pepper Ranch

Prep time: 3 mins

Cook time: 0 mins

Total time: 3 mins

Serves: 1/2 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers with juices from jar

Instructions:

  1. Pour ranch dressing into 2-cup measuring cup. Blend roasted red peppers and add to ranch dressing. Stir well to combine. Pour into serving bowls for dipping or spooning onto lettuce wraps.