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Shroom-mates: Nutritious Pairings for Heart Month

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!

Shroom-mates Health Infographic

 

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.

Mushroom Pairings

Grilled Mushroom Medley Pizza

We’re all familiar with a guide to food pairings for every meal and occasion. Whether it’s wine, chocolate, cheese or produce, there’s always a perfect pairing option. With mushrooms’ natural versatility, variety and distinct qualities, they’re suited to blend into any meal. Take a look at a few of our favorite pairings below to make the most of every fungi variety.

Mushrooms and Eggs

Every variety of mushrooms pairs well with eggs, and a hearty portabella can even serve as a replacement for bread in a classic eggs benedict.  Not only is this a delicious pairing, but a great way to start your day with Vitamin D.

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Meaty Mushrooms

Portabellas are well-known as a meatless option for a juicy burger, however, even finely chopped white button, crimini or shitakes can make a tasty addition to a burger. Blend the finely chopped mushrooms with your favorite burger base (ground turkey, chicken or beef).

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Mushrooms and Leafy Greens

Salads are not the only way to get in your greens. From pizza to pasta and stir-fries, there are plenty of ways to add a touch of color to your day.

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What’s your favorite mushroom pairing?