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Back to School with Mushrooms

With freshly sharpened pencils and brand new notebooks in hand, the kids are finally heading back to school! The bittersweet end of summer marks a new beginning for children and adults alike, offering a “second chance” at implementing new routines. This fall, we urge you to head back to school with mushrooms in mind. Between activities, recitals, homework and going to school itself, most parents are operating a mile a minute trying to keep up with their child’s extracurriculars. So how are you supposed to treat your family to their favorite foods, while keeping your schedule intact?

Nutritious eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming or boring! When creating your family’s school year schedule, the challenge lies in finding quick, nutritious meals that can please the even the pickiest eater’s palate. The secret to incorporating nutrient-filled mushrooms into your family’s diet is as easy as making a simple swap in some of their favorite meals. The truth is, at the end of a long day no one wants to spend hours preparing a meal.

Keeping fresh mushrooms on hand makes it easy to whip up a nutritious and tasty meal. A handful of mushrooms go a long way in boosting the nutrition of virtually any plate!

Blending finely chopped mushrooms with meat can also allow for a nutrient-filled way to enjoy traditional ground beef favorites. Blended mushroom recipes are a not only a cool way to fill half of your plate with veggies as MyPlate suggests, but a welcome addition to any meal because of their savory flavor.  By embracing the blendability of mushrooms, family favorites can become wholesome staples in your household.

Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly recipes, which will have your little ones jumping for joy:

As an added bonus, dinnertime can transform from a simple meal time into an educational experience that kids can actively participate in. Invite kids to help you cook! While you get an extra hand in the preparation, kids can keep measuring and counting skills sharp – it’s the perfect complement to the new math lessons they pick up at school. This back to school season, keep mushrooms in mind as your perfect partner in preparing quick and tasty weeknight dinners.